Moneygall publican prepares for Obama’s visit

NEXT Monday publican Ollie Hayes hopes to welcome the US President Barack Obama into his pub ‘Ollie’s Bar’ set in the heart of Moneygall, Obama’s ancestral home.

NEXT Monday publican Ollie Hayes hopes to welcome the US President Barack Obama into his pub ‘Ollie’s Bar’ set in the heart of Moneygall, Obama’s ancestral home.

As part of his visit, President Obama is also planning to walk through the town and in true Irish fashion is expected to visit the local pub.

Speaking in anticipation of President Obama’s visit to Moneygall, publican Ollie Hayes said, “The excitement in Moneygall is tangible. Everybody in the community is preparing in one way or another, to ensure that we create the warmest welcome possible for the occasion. It is truly going to be one of the proudest days of my life and I would be honoured if President Obama joined us in Ollie’s Bar, where we would welcome him with a pint of Guinness to top off his journey back to his Irish roots.”

Making a special delivery to Ollie’s Bar, Guinness Master Brewer Fergal Murray said, “What better way to welcome the US President Barack Obama into Ireland than with a pint of Guinness in his ancestor’s local pub. As with every pint of Guinness, we have carefully crafted the liquid to ensure the unique flavour and trademark creamy head can be enjoyed.

“It is the tradition, craft and passion, passed down through generations for over 250 years, that makes Guinness so unique. Wouldn’t it be fantastic to raise a toast during this momentous occasion, when Obama visits his ancestral home for the first time, an occasion that would truly put Moneygall on the map forever more.”