President Barack Obama reflected on his Irish heritage on St. Patrick's Day today, March 17. Obama also met with Ireland's Prime Minister Brian Cowen. Obama said he has some Irish blood from his mother's side of the family. "'I believe it was my great-great-great-great-great grandfather,' he said at Speaker Pelosi's Friends of Ireland Luncheon today in the Capitol." 1
"But that's two 'greats'more than the far-removed Irish relative he referred to on St. Patrick's Day a year ago as 'my great-great-great grandfather.'" 1
"Then as now, Mr. Obama said the relative hailed from County Offaly, the same as Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen." 1
1 March 17, 2010 7:13 PM
St. Patrick's Day at the White House: How Many "Greats" in Obama's Irish Grandfather?
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