Wednesday 18 March 2009

Paddyanglican's gift to President Obama warmly received

Photo - Gerald Herbert - Irish Times

Yes - Just before the Taoiseach left for Washington he contacted me requesting something from Moneygall he could bring to the President. Along with photos and baptismal records I also included a copy of the Corrigan Brothers CD single: There's no one as Irish as Barack Obama. I read in the Washington Post this morning that the Taoiseach did indeed hand over the CD - Could this be the salvation of Ireland or at least Offaly? Only time will tell........

Below is the full list of the items sent from Moneygall:
Pictures (Printed and in digital format): 
Templeharry Church where Obama/Kearney records were found 
Parish Registers including baptisms of 2 siblings (Mary Anne & William Kearney) of Fulmouth Kearney who was the 3rd Great Grandfather of President Obama. 
Moneygall Chapel of Ease which was schoolhouse in 19th century where the Kearneys attended. 
The site of the Kearney dwelling and Shoemakers which is known locally as Kearney’s Gardens

Local history publication (Supplied by Henry Healy)
Bumper stickers printed in anticipation of a presidential visit!
One of many signs around village celebrating the Obama Moneygall link
A copy of invitation sent to the President by the people of Moneygall in January
The single and video of ‘There’s no one as Irish as Barack Obama’ by the Corrigan Brothers

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