Barack Obama's Irish Heritage

Church of Ireland Cites His Great-Great-Great Grandfather.

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OK, this is terribly self-indulgent, even for someone named Aloysius.

And admittedly tenuous, even for a people known for stretching ancestral relationships to extremes.

But it turns out that Barack Obama...is Irish.

Saints be praised! Who knew?

On his mother's side, don't you know. (Thanks to the lovely Irish-American writer Caledonia Kearns for the tip.)

Now, everybody, sing along! From the ol' Blarney Stone to the green hills of Tara... There's no one as Irish as Barack O'Bama....