Four More Beers:Obama's Cousin Henry Healy celebrates Reelection With Guiness!
Four More Beers: President Obama's Irish Cousin Henry Healy Celebrates Reelection With Guinness
(Above: The President and Healy at the White House last March; the shirt reads "Yes we can!" in Gaelic)
The President's eighth cousin is the biggest celebrity at a rollicking Election Night party at the Guinness Storehouse, hosted by the US Embassy Dublin...
In May of 2011 President O'bama made a triumphant pilgrimage to his tiny, ancestral Irish village of Moneygall, County Offaly, where he got a hero's welcome as he met long-lost relatives for the first time, including his closest relation, eighth cousin Henry Healy. In a moment watched around the globe, the President and his extended family toasted their centuries-old bonds with pints of Guinness at the village pub. Healy later visited the President at the White House during St. Patrick's Day weekend this year, and they again shared pints of Guinness at DC pub The Dubliner. On Election Night, there was more Guinness flowing when the US Embassy Dublin hosted a rollicking party at the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin to celebrate the President's win.
Healy, 28, was last with President Obama when he attended the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte in September. In Dublin, the US Embassy pulled out all the stops for the party, inviting hundreds of guests, including Irish Senators Lorraine Higgins and Ivana Bacik, and Teachta Dála member Sean Connick to the Storehouse, the company's flagship headquarters. (Healy, above, at the Storehouse party)