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Ireland prepares to welcome US President Barack Obama

Last week it was Queen Elizabeth now the people of Ireland are preparing to welcome another special guest - Barack Obama.

He will become the sixth serving American president to travel to the country when he will visit his ancestral home in the small village of Moneygall.

His great-great-great grandfather lived in the town before emigrating to America.

The BBC Ireland correspondent, Mark Simpson, reports from Moneygall.

  • 23 May 2011
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