The story of an Irish emigrant

“From Moneygall to the White House” is an exciting FREE exhibition that tells the story of how an Irish emigrant departed a small village in Co Offaly in 1851 in search of a better life. Little did Moneygall know that Falmouth Kearney the local shoemaker’s son would become the 3rd Great Grandfather to US President Barack Obama.

The story is similar for so many with Irish ancestry and the exhibition tells the story of the Great Hunger and how it caused a mass of Irish to leave their native lands.

The exhibition also highlights the influence of the Irish abroad and on the office of US Presidents, there is a short film to highlight the return of US President Barack Obama to Moneygall.

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