President Obama and First Lady in Ireland Will Meet Obama’s Distant Relatives

President Barack Obama has arrived in the small Irish village where his great-great-great grandfather once lived and worked as a shoemaker. Thousands of excited townspeople lined the Main Street of quaint Moneygall Monday waving Irish and American flags and waiting for Obama to appear. The president took a helicopter from Dublin for a quick visit to the improbable site of a piece of his ancestry. Obama's thrice-removed grandfather on his Kansas-born mother's side, Falmouth Kearney, left Moneygall for the United States in 1850 and Obama's roots in the town were discovered during the 2008 presidential campaign. It was a colorful and nostalgic journey on day one of the president's six-day, four-country Europe tour. 9&10 News will continue to bring you the latest on the President's European visit. (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)