President Obama Visits Pub In Ireland, Has A Guinness
Our first Irish-African-American president. As part of their trip to Ireland, President and Mrs. Obama visited the tiny village of Moneygall, hometown of the President's great-great-great grandfather. While in Moneygall, they popped into the Ollie Hayes pub and knocked back a pint of Guinness. Despite reports to the contrary, our President slammed it with gusto.
U.S. President Barack Obama greets local residents in Moneygall, Ireland, the ancestral homeland of his great-great-great grandfather, Monday, May 23, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
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An image of Irish singer-songwriter Sinead O'Connor is on a screen overlooking the crowd gathered before President Barack Obama arrives to speak at College Green in Dublin, Ireland, Monday, May 23, 2011. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Irish girls pose for a photograph, two with the name "Obama" and one with a U.S. flag, painted on their faces amongst people queuing up to join the crowd to listen to U.S. President Barack Obama make an address at College Green in Dublin, Monday, May 23, 2011. President Barack Obama paid a joyful visit Monday to the small Irish village where his great-great-great grandfather once lived and worked as a shoemaker, an improbable and memorable pilgrimage for America's first black president into his Irish past. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)