On St Patrick's Day US has Irish-American President, O'Bama
Wednesday is St Patrick's Day, a celebration of Irish heritage. President Barack Obama has Irish ancestors in his family. His great, great, great grandfather, Falmouth Kearney, left Ireland and landed in New York March 20, 1850. He moved to Ohio, near some of his relatives. One of his daughters married a man named Dunham and they are the great grandparents of Obama’s mother whose birth name was Dunham.
Obama is not the first president of Irish descent. One of president Ronald Reagan’s great grandfathers, Michael O’Regan, was born in Ireland. So was president John F. Kennedy’s great grandfather, Patrick Kennedy.
The White House was designed by an Irishman, James Hoban. There are about 40 million Americans with Irish ancestors. President Obama is 10th cousin to former vice president Dick Cheney and 11th cousin to former president George Bush.