President Obama in Moneygall

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President Obama and his wife Michelle get a warm welcome in Moneygall, the home of the president's great great great grandfather. 

  • Title
    President Obama in Moneygall
  • 1st Broadcast
    23/05/2011
  • Contributor
    Charlie Bird (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:03:37
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    RTÉ News
  • Clip title
    President Obama in Moneygall
  • Extended description

    The President and First Lady visited Mr Obama's ancestral home in Moneygall, County Offaly. The couple spent time greeting some of the hundreds of people who had gathered to welcome them.

    While in the village President Obama visits a small shop and enjoys a pint of Guinness in the Ollie Hayes' pub. Barak Obama is photographed with distant cousins including Henry Healy.

    Back on the main street Barack and Michelle Obama spend more time with the corwd who have turned out to welcome them before departing be helicopter.

  • Information

    Within one week in May 2011 RTÉ was to cover three major events. The first was the four day state visit of Queen Elizabeth followed by the arrival of President Obama. In between the two visits was the state funeral of former Taoiseach Garret Fitzgerald.  

  • Local keywords
    RTÉ, Broadcasting, President Obama, Barak Obama, Michelle Obama, Henry Healy, Pubs, Guinness, 2010s, Charlie Bird
  • Geographical coverage
    Moneygall, Offaly, Ireland
  • Topic
    Politics and Economics
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ One
  • Production year
    2011
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    BN11/00143
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Colour
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Aspect ratio
    16:9 (widescreen)
  • Language used
    English (eng)
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