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
- ContributorCharlie 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.
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
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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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