Tuesday, March 17, 2009
To coincide with St Patrick's Day this Saturday, it has been revealed that Barack Obama's maternal great great great Grandfather arrived on a ship to America from Liverpool, England.
And, yes, his birthplace was listed as Ireland.
Falmouth Kearney arrived in New York on March 20, 1850, settled originally in Ohio, then Indiana. He had 8 children, one of whom is Obama's great great grandmother.
This information comes just after it was revealed that Obama's ancestors once owned slaves, and obviously shows the diversity that makes up modern America.
No comment yet from Obama on this latest revelation - perhaps he is saving something for St Patrick's Day?