moneygall mania

Okay, you all know that ‘There’s No One as Irish as Barack Obama’ song? Well, it’s been re-made – same tune, but now it’s called ‘Welcome Home President Barack Obama’. 😕

They made a video for it in Moneygall on Saturday, here’s a slideshow of photos from the day:

Irish Times


32 Responses to “moneygall mania”

  1. 1 Fred
    March 28, 2011 at 10:53 am

    so cool 😀

    good job guys 😉

  2. 2 CTGirl
    March 28, 2011 at 10:59 am

    Too cute! 2 months to go and he will be there!! How wonderful that will be!!

  3. 3 sherijr
    March 28, 2011 at 11:13 am

    This just makes my heart sing and my eyes drip.. thank you Moneygall, I love you for this.

  4. 4 Tulips
    March 28, 2011 at 11:14 am

    They had a great time.

  5. 5 fig8jam
    March 28, 2011 at 11:19 am

    The bronze bust of Obama is absolutely gorgeous!!


    • 6 meta
      March 28, 2011 at 11:26 am

      You took the words right out of my mouth!! That is a hunk of a bust right there.

    • 7 hgerhard
      March 28, 2011 at 11:31 am

      …and the faces of the people looking at the bust say a lot about how the world feels about our wonderful President.
      Thank you, Chipsticks, for providing this video. It makes me smile and appreciate how my all-time favorite President keeps changing the way the world looks at America.

      • 9 fig8jam
        March 29, 2011 at 12:05 am

        FEEL YA !!!

        that bust excited in me the same feelings I had when he was campaigning in the primaries and even more so
        when he WON the nomination.

        I feeel so sad..that other countries see and appreciate his greatness like America doesn’t.

        But THAT Bust just renews my vigor and belief in his greatness.

        EFF those that don’t GET it!!

  6. 10 CEB
    March 28, 2011 at 11:47 am

    Great video!

    So excited about going with the president to the UK via all of the great pics that you provide. Thanks, Chipsticks, for all that you do.

  7. 11 gn
    March 28, 2011 at 11:50 am

    This man and his song just completely made my day! A million thank yous to the world community for continuing to celebrate, sing, and uplift during this period of change when cynics are working overtime to depress us. Deeply appreciated.

  8. 12 Debz
    March 28, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    I love this. Thanks! I can’t wait for PBO’s trip.

  9. 13 cuphalffull
    March 28, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    Loved the tune, they way they pronounce “Barack” with the accent on the first syllable, the joy in all the lovely faces, the director’s voice in the beginning asking everyone to kindly line up somewhere behind him, and the complement they are paying to our beloved President. Anyone who maligns him makes me feel a knot in my stomach; anyone who seeks to identify with him, make him their own, understand his challenges and appreciate his heart and mind, becomes a kind of blood brother or sister to me. Also though I am a mutt too I have Irish ancestors and have gone to meet my distant relatives still in the old country. The President will have a blast over a pint.

  10. 14 cuphalffull
    March 28, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    I can’t help thinking about the great “beer summit” he could have in Ireland. Also, I know this is negative but, it must really make O’Reilly mad to see the attention paid to the man he loves to condescend to. I don’t think anyone will be rudely interrupting our President in Ireland if he trys to have a conversation.

    • 15 Kelly
      March 28, 2011 at 2:30 pm

      Which of the O’Reilly clan do you speak of? The last name O’Reilly is as prevalent an Irish sir name as is Patel in India, and Smith in America.

      • 16 UT Austin Liberal
        March 28, 2011 at 5:54 pm

        I think cuphalffull is talking about Bill O’Reilly of fox news. who is always condescending and rude when he talks about the President and I also think cuphalffull is referring to the superbowl interview President Obama granted Billo the clown and billo the clown kept interrupting the President a million and one times. But the President came out smelling like roses and Billo came out looking like a CHUMP 😀

  11. 17 dotster
    March 28, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    I second everyone’s joyful comments here. Fun and uplifting post! Thanks!

  12. 18 Anonymous
    March 28, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    I find all of this to be kinda cheesy, though. Just sayin’

  13. 24 gn
    March 28, 2011 at 12:43 pm


    O’Leary! O’Reilly! O’Hare and O’Hara
    He’s Moneygall-bound, is Barack Obama

    2011, in the month of May
    In Moneygall town an historic day
    To His great great great great grandfather’s home
    The President’s back among his own

    The Obama set dancers will put on a show
    In Ollie Hayes’ Bar the Guinness will flow
    And Megan Smolenyak and Stephen Neill
    The President’s Ancestry, they will reveal

    Toor a loo! Toor a loo! Toor a loo, toor a lama
    Welcome home, President Barack Obama

    The President’s cousin, Henry Healy
    Will be tellin stories like a seanachai
    About Fulmouth Kearney, he’ll tell him it all
    The finest shoemaker to leave Moneygall

    From Malin! To Mizen! Out in Connemara
    They’ll be welcoming President Barack Obama!
    Toor a loo! Toor a loo! Toor a loo, toor a lama
    Welcome home, President Barack Obama

    They say he’s a great man to sing an ould song
    He’s holds a great tune and it won’t be long
    He’ll step up to the stage, just wait and see
    And he’ll sing, “There’s no one as Irish as me!”

    Toor a loo! Toor a loo! Toor a loo, toor a lama
    Welcome home, President Barack Obama

    Toor a loo! Toor a loo! Toor a loo, toor a lama
    Welcome home, President Barack Obama

    Toor a loo! Toor a loo! Toor a loo, toor a lama
    Welcome home, President Barack Obama



    Love it.

  14. 27 Asher in Boston
    March 28, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    That was soo cute and I cant wait to enjoy the pics and videos, right here on our lovely site. Thank you Moneygall, for loving our president.

  15. 28 sam
    March 28, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    I can’t wait for President Obama to visit the UK and Ireland. Hopefully I will get to see him arrive in London. Does anyone know the date of his visit to Moneygall. I am really excited about that part of his visit as my ancestors are also from that part of Ireland.

  16. 29 AnitaW
    March 28, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    I remember this song from the 2008 campaign and I love the group as updated. Too cute.

  17. 30 Kelly
    March 28, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    I love all of this excitement coming from Moneygall. The bust of our POTUS is stunning. The artist captured him beautifully.

  18. 31 Sue in Minnesota
    March 28, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    Smiling, and going to keep smiling all through this day! Thank you to the generous hearts and spirits of Ireland.

  19. 32 fig8jam
    March 28, 2011 at 11:57 pm


    Absoultly LOVE the bronze bust of Obama!
    It is gorgeous and so moving

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