Moneygall Munchies for Obama's Visit
To celebrate President Obama's visit to his ancestral Irish village, Moneygall, the townspeople have prepared a variety of food products commemorating the occasion. This is supposedly Obama's first trip to Ireland since discovering in 2007 that his maternal great-great-great-grandfather is from the small village in County Offal. Obama will address residents of Moneygall with a speech this afternoon. From chocolates to bread, locals seem to be channeling the adage that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach.
Obama Bread: Manufactured from Soul Bakery in Dublin, this traditional Irish bread can be purchased at Moneygall's combination post office and grocery store, Bergin's.
Barack's Brack: National bread company Pat the Baker, has released a limited edition barmbrack in honor of President Obama. The classic Irish tea cake includes a special blend of dried fruits.
Obama Moneygall Chocolate: In addition to the multitude of Obama-centric souvenirs being sold at Bergin's are chocolate bars bearing wrappers marking the event.
Guinness at Ollie Hayes' Pub: Rumors have been spreading that upon arrival the Obamas will pay a visit to one of the two pubs in Moneygall, Ollie Hayes''. The Secret Service will provide President Obama's Guinness for security purposes.
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