Healy is a bookkeeper who lives in Moneygall, a hamlet of 350 people in County Offaly in Central Ireland. Obama and Healy’s common ancestor is Obama’s great-great-great grandfather, Fulmouth Kearney, a shoemakerâ€™s son from Moneygall, who sailed for New York at the age of 19.
Obama has taken to calling his Irish cousin “Henry VIII.”
â€œWhen he walked into his ancestral home and pounded his foot on the wooden floor, you could see he really became emotional,â€ Healy told the NYT, referring to a trip Obama made to Ireland in 2007
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