US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle pictured during their visit to Moneygall
Former American President Barack Obama gave a shout out to his Offaly roots in a tweet marking St Patrick's Day.
He referenced his 2011 visit to Ireland and particularly to his ancestral home of Moneygall saying he will always be grateful for the warmth and generosity of the Irish people.
In 2011, I visited the tiny town of Moneygall and got to walk around in the house where my great-great-great grandfather Falmouth Kearney lived his early life. I'll always be grateful for the warmth and generosity of the Irish people. Happy St. Patrick's Day! -Barack O’Bama pic.twitter.com/abDtarFbR5— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) March 17, 2019