This is from my good friend Lewis in New Jersey:
Moneygall is a small village in County Offaly, Ireland. It has a population
of approximately 300 people, has a Roman Catholic
church, five shops, a post office, a national school, a police station and
two pubs. Barack Obama's great-great-great grandfather, Falmouth Kearney,
emigrated from Moneygall to New York City at the age of 19 in 1850 and
eventually resettled inTipton County, Indiana. Kearney's father had been the
village shoemaker, then a wealthy skilled trade.
And now for the SONG...