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# moneygall - Monday 20 August, 2018

Statue of Obamas unveiled at motorway service station near former president's ancestral home
# Barack Obama Plaza
# Barack Obama Plaza

Statue of Obamas unveiled at motorway service station near former president's ancestral home

Aug 20th 2018, 6:05 PM 38,049 Views 106 Comments

Obama’s speechwriter was on hand to unveil the statue.

# moneygall - Thursday 18 January, 2018

13 cars involved in multiple collisions in a hailstorm on the M7 in Tipperary
# Roscrea
# Roscrea

13 cars involved in multiple collisions in a hailstorm on the M7 in Tipperary

Jan 18th 2018, 7:54 PM 127,567 Views 33 Comments

None of the injuries sustained in the collisions are understood to be life-threatening.

# moneygall - Thursday 19 January, 2017

They had a 'mighty time' in 2011 - but what's life like now in Obama's ancestral village?
# In Moneygall
# In Moneygall

They had a 'mighty time' in 2011 - but what's life like now in Obama's ancestral village?

Jan 19th 2017, 7:45 PM 29,706 Views 40 Comments

As the sun sets on the Obama presidency, we spend a day in Moneygall.

# moneygall - Friday 6 January, 2017

10 reasons why Barack Obama Plaza is the best place on earth
# Supermacs With Barack
From The Daily Edge
# Supermacs With Barack

10 reasons why Barack Obama Plaza is the best place on earth

Jan 6th 2017, 1:01 PM 28,110 Views 8 Comments

You baffling beauty of a service station.

# moneygall - Friday 26 August, 2016

James Reilly is selling his HUGE palatial mansion for €2.75 million
# Life Of Reilly
# Life Of Reilly

James Reilly is selling his HUGE palatial mansion for €2.75 million

Aug 26th 2016, 4:03 PM 56,033 Views 42 Comments

Since 2001, Reilly and his wife Dorothy have slept in “The King’s Bed”, a royal sleigh bed carved out of oak for the visit of King George IV to Ireland in 1821.

# moneygall - Wednesday 16 March, 2016

This Moneygall mansion is on the money, alright
# Dream Home
# Dream Home

This Moneygall mansion is on the money, alright

Mar 16th 2016, 11:38 AM 13,953 Views 6 Comments

It’s set on 21 acres and has a guest cottage and school house.

# moneygall - Friday 28 November, 2014

There are pigs on the loose near Barack Obama Plaza
# Deploy The Marines
# Deploy The Marines

There are pigs on the loose near Barack Obama Plaza

Nov 28th 2014, 4:28 PM 16,604 Views 46 Comments

Take care if you’re heading past Moneygall on the M7…

# moneygall - Friday 4 July, 2014

Henry Healy: Finding out I was Barack Obama's 8th cousin transformed my life
# Henry The Eighth
# Henry The Eighth

Henry Healy: Finding out I was Barack Obama's 8th cousin transformed my life

Jul 4th 2014, 6:30 AM 18,728 Views 51 Comments

The US President’s closest Irish relation was speaking ahead of the official opening of a Barack Obama visitor centre in Moneygall today.

# moneygall - Friday 27 June, 2014

Moneygall to open its Barack Obama visitor centre
# On Tour
# On Tour

Moneygall to open its Barack Obama visitor centre

Jun 27th 2014, 7:15 AM 9,505 Views 89 Comments

The centre is to open at Barack Obama Plaza in the Co Offaly town.

# moneygall - Friday 3 May, 2013

Michelle Obama and daughters set to visit Ireland
# Obama
# Obama

Michelle Obama and daughters set to visit Ireland

May 3rd 2013, 8:00 AM 11,394 Views 44 Comments

The American first lady and children could accompany Barack Obama, who is scheduled to attend the G8 summit in Fermanagh this June.

# moneygall - Saturday 26 January, 2013

Moneygall to get a 'Barack Obama Plaza', creating 60 new jobs
# Moneygall
# Moneygall

Moneygall to get a 'Barack Obama Plaza', creating 60 new jobs

Jan 26th 2013, 3:30 PM 15,183 Views 59 Comments

The owners of Supermacs have announced plans for a €6 million plaza at the ancestral home of the US President.

# moneygall - Monday 12 November, 2012

Mayor of Kilkenny writes to Obama and hopes he'll visit next year
# Barack O'Bama
# Barack O'Bama

Mayor of Kilkenny writes to Obama and hopes he'll visit next year

Nov 12th 2012, 3:10 PM 6,389 Views 19 Comments

Seán Ó hArgáin has congratulated the US President on a second term and wants him to come to Kilkenny if he makes another trip to Ireland.

# moneygall - Wednesday 27 June, 2012

Obama's Moneygall cousin to work on connecting Ireland's global diaspora
# Ambassador
# Ambassador

Obama's Moneygall cousin to work on connecting Ireland's global diaspora

Jun 27th 2012, 12:38 PM 2,984 Views 4 Comments

Henry Healy “delighted” to join the Ireland Reaching Out campaign.

# moneygall - Tuesday 29 May, 2012

The Daily Fix: Tuesday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

May 29th 2012, 7:58 PM 3,914 Views 0 Comments

Your essential round-up of the day’s biggest news stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…

Henry Healy rules out a career in politics
# Henry Healy
# Henry Healy

Henry Healy rules out a career in politics

May 29th 2012, 6:00 PM 4,655 Views 5 Comments

President Obama’s cousin looks to teaching after being let go from the job he held for six years.

# moneygall - Monday 5 March, 2012

Moneygall publican gets invite to the White House
# St Patrick's Day
# St Patrick's Day

Moneygall publican gets invite to the White House

Mar 5th 2012, 7:10 AM 4,408 Views 14 Comments

Both Ollie Hayes and his nephew Henry Healy have received official invites to celebrate St Patrick’s Day with the Obamas.

# moneygall - Friday 2 March, 2012

Barack O'Bama launches Irish-American Heritage Month
# IS FÉIDIR LINN
# IS FÉIDIR LINN

Barack O'Bama launches Irish-American Heritage Month

Mar 2nd 2012, 5:07 PM 4,715 Views 28 Comments

Apparently it’s an annual thing…

# moneygall - Thursday 1 December, 2011

Shatter confirms the royal and US state visits cost Ireland €36 million
# State Visits
# State Visits

Shatter confirms the royal and US state visits cost Ireland €36 million

Dec 1st 2011, 9:07 PM 5,254 Views 40 Comments

The minister today said that €15 million went on garda resources alone for the two visits in May 2011.

# moneygall - Monday 22 August, 2011

Over 1,400 events planned nationwide for National Heritage Week
# Heritage Week
# Heritage Week

Over 1,400 events planned nationwide for National Heritage Week

Aug 22nd 2011, 3:41 PM 362 Views 1 Comment

The nine-day festival kicked off on Saturday, with events across the country including at least 200 in Dublin alone.

# moneygall - Monday 4 July, 2011

Fourth of July: Celebrations in Dublin, Limerick... and Moneygall
# Fourth Of July
From The Daily Edge
# Fourth Of July

Fourth of July: Celebrations in Dublin, Limerick... and Moneygall

Jul 4th 2011, 2:31 PM 6,599 Views 3 Comments

Fireworks and barbeques are traditional Fourth of July celebrations in the US but what are we doing in Ireland?

# moneygall - Tuesday 28 June, 2011

Michelle Obama feels "connection" with Moneygall
# Moneygall
# Moneygall

Michelle Obama feels "connection" with Moneygall

Jun 28th 2011, 12:26 PM 1,377 Views 7 Comments

The First Lady spoke of what she experienced during her family’s visit to Moneygall in May.

# moneygall - Monday 30 May, 2011

The Queen and Obama may have opened Ireland's tourist floodgates
# Tourism
# Tourism

The Queen and Obama may have opened Ireland's tourist floodgates

May 30th 2011, 11:56 AM 1,825 Views 0 Comments

Cork, Tipperary, Kildare and Moneygall are all seeing an increase in interest following the visits by the US President and Queen Elizabeth II. Twitter reveals that people are going to Moneygall just to say they were there.

# moneygall - Saturday 28 May, 2011

"I finished the pint, so if anybody asks!" - a behind the scenes look at Obama's Ireland visit
# Obama In Ireland
# Obama In Ireland

"I finished the pint, so if anybody asks!" - a behind the scenes look at Obama's Ireland visit

May 28th 2011, 6:05 PM 1,961 Views 0 Comments

Watch how Enda Kenny praises Michelle Obama’s “lovely” writing, Obama sinks his pint and practices his cúpla focal prior to his rousing speech on College Green.

# moneygall - Tuesday 24 May, 2011

Column: State visits won't spark an economic turnaround
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: State visits won't spark an economic turnaround

May 24th 2011, 8:00 AM 15 Views 0 Comments

Former trader Nick Leeson argues that, despite the hype, the visits of Queen Elizabeth II and President Barack Obama will not be the catalyst for a major change in Ireland’s financial fortunes.

Obama leaves country whose 'best days are still ahead' as he begins UK visit
# IS FÉIDIR LINN
# IS FÉIDIR LINN

Obama leaves country whose 'best days are still ahead' as he begins UK visit

May 24th 2011, 7:40 AM 1,700 Views 0 Comments

Barack Obama and his wife arrived in London last night, leaving behind a country that fell in love with them in a matter of hours. He begins a three-day state visit to the UK today where he will meet Queen Elizabeth, fresh from her own Irish trip.

# moneygall - Monday 23 May, 2011

LIVE: (Not) Cardinal Brady’s liveblog from Obama’s concert From The Daily Edge
Live May 23rd 2011, 6:20 PM

LIVE: (Not) Cardinal Brady’s liveblog from Obama’s concert

“Are you ready for one Mr. President?” – Barack Obama has a pint with his relatives in Moneygall
# Obama
# Obama

“Are you ready for one Mr. President?” – Barack Obama has a pint with his relatives in Moneygall

May 23rd 2011, 4:35 PM 1,774 Views 0 Comments

As the US president heads back to Dublin for the rally at College Green, Moneygall residents pour into Ollie Hayes’ pub to celebrate Obama’s visit, which included a lengthy walkabout, some family photos, and a pint of the black stuff.

Obama’s Irish visit: A timeline
# Obama
# Obama

Obama’s Irish visit: A timeline

May 23rd 2011, 4:01 PM 9,103 Views 0 Comments

The impromptu hurley jokes; the emotional speeches; the bad hair day. We’ve got it all in our minute-by-minute timeline of this historic day.

On a journey to find 'his inner Irishman' - how the US media is reporting Obama's visit
# Obama
# Obama

On a journey to find 'his inner Irishman' - how the US media is reporting Obama's visit

May 23rd 2011, 3:28 PM 859 Views 0 Comments

The US president has come to our shores to engage in a custom well-known to his predecessors, according to the US media that have accompanied him on his Ireland visit.

Obama heads to the US embassy for lunch, but what's on the menu?
# Obama
From The Daily Edge
# Obama

Obama heads to the US embassy for lunch, but what's on the menu?

May 23rd 2011, 12:57 PM 997 Views 0 Comments

The president and his wife are headed to Ballsbridge for a private meal. Will it be bacon and cabbage, or crisps and red lemonade on the menu?

# moneygall - Sunday 22 May, 2011

Final preparations for Obama arrival which could help Ireland's bailout cause
# Obama In Ireland
# Obama In Ireland

Final preparations for Obama arrival which could help Ireland's bailout cause

May 22nd 2011, 9:51 AM 533 Views 0 Comments

With a day to go before Barack Obama touches down in Dublin, one newspaper speculates that he could even help Ireland’s campaign for a cut on its bailout interest rate but others aren’t so impressed by the arrival of the US president.

# moneygall - Saturday 21 May, 2011

The Daily Fix: Saturday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Saturday

May 21st 2011, 8:08 PM 2,148 Views 0 Comments

The world hasn’t ended, which means you get to catch up on everything that went on today in The Daily Fix.

Details of traffic restrictions for Obama visit finalised
# Obama Visit
# Obama Visit

Details of traffic restrictions for Obama visit finalised

May 21st 2011, 6:07 PM 1,872 Views 0 Comments

Pearse Street, the Quays, Dame Street and more, and routes around Merrion Square, Ballsbridge, the Phoenix Park, the airport and the N4/M50 will be affected on Monday. There will also be restrictions in Tipperary and Offaly.

# moneygall - Friday 20 May, 2011

Shinrone: birthplace and resting place of Obama's Irish ancestors
# Obama Visit
# Obama Visit

Shinrone: birthplace and resting place of Obama's Irish ancestors

May 20th 2011, 10:08 AM 619 Views 0 Comments

The parish of Shinrone in Co Offaly, just 10 miles from Moneygall, is the place where President Obama’s earliest Irish ancestors can be traced and boasts a connection with not just one US president, but two.

"Brushing shoulders with history": Ryan Tubridy to MC Obama gig
# Obama
# Obama

"Brushing shoulders with history": Ryan Tubridy to MC Obama gig

May 20th 2011, 9:17 AM 2,218 Views 0 Comments

The RTE broadcaster says he plans to “get in there and have some fun”.

# moneygall - Thursday 19 May, 2011

Confirmed: Obama to hold public event at Dublin's College Green
# Obama Visit
# Obama Visit

Confirmed: Obama to hold public event at Dublin's College Green

May 19th 2011, 8:18 PM 1,714 Views 0 Comments

The President and First Lady will join Enda Kenny at a free-entry public event next Monday, the government confirms.

Obama to hold an outdoor rally at College Green
# Obama Visit
# Obama Visit

Obama to hold an outdoor rally at College Green

May 19th 2011, 10:40 AM 1,978 Views 0 Comments

Plans for the visit of the US President are beginning to take shape – he’s expected to speak for 15 or 20 minutes to a crowd at College Green on Monday evening.

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