Two thousand people will be part of the president's visit to the rural village of Moneygall, Co Offaly, on Monday. ahead of a free public event and address by Mr. Obama
in Dublin's College Green.
Records show Mr Obama's great-great-great-great
-grandfather was a shoemaker in Moneygall and his son, Falmouth Kearney, left for New York in 1850.
Meanwhile, the Offaly Independent has cast away tradition and temporarily changed its 119-year-old name in order"The Obama Independent" will go on sale for a one-off special souvenir edition to be published tomorrow.
to mark the historic visit.
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