Moneygall: The Ancestral Home of O’Bama

I wrote earlier about The Photo Not Taken as I sped through Moneygall, Ireland, birthplace of Barack Obama’s great-great-great grandfather a few days before the historic U.S. elections.

What do you know? Canon Stephen Neill, Anglican priest in the diocese of Limerick & Killaloe who blogs at Paddy Anglican, sent me the photo that I missed!

Sign outside Moneygall, Ireland. Thanks Stephen!
Sign outside Moneygall, Ireland. Thanks Stephen!
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4 thoughts on “Moneygall: The Ancestral Home of O’Bama”

  1. I do not know if you can help me but my grandmother was Catherine Coughlan born in Barna. Her father was John Coughlan, Tailor. Her mother was Sarah Kennedy. I belive John Coughlan died in Moneygall in 1871. His son Patrick, also a tailor ,with his sister Anne were still alive in the early nineteen hundreds. Are there any records of them? I had planned to visit Moneygall two years ago but I had kinney failure and cann’t travel anymore. I have dialysis every other day. I would appreciate any help. Thank you.

  2. I suggest directing your question to Canon Stephen Neill who blogs at Paddy Anglican (paddyanglican.blogspot.com). He serves Moneygall and can probably answer your question.

  3. Enjoying keeping up with you here. When/Where will your book be?? Enjoy your family visit and post a picute so I can see you while on the Gulf Coast… Has it been 9 years since we had New Years with Martin Sheen???

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