US President Barack Obama 311 (R).
(photo credit: REUTERS)
The 8th cousin of Barack Obama has become a bit of a local hero in the Irish village of Moneygall.
Henry Healy's a very distant relative but the obvious choice to show the
president of the United States around the home of his ancestors.
"It sort of feels surreal because for me it was like walking in a movie
or something, you know, the star was there beside me. But yes, it
definitely feels real, it definitely does. I pressed the flesh today and
it was a marvelous occasion," Healy said.
It might have been Obama's easy manner and chatty approach that charmed
the villagers, or it might have been his easy downing of a pint of
Guinness ale in the local bar.
Either way he took the residents of Moneygall by storm.