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Barack Obama Plaza? The Curious Tale of an Irish Rest Stop

In the small town on Moneygall, Ireland there’s a rest stop named “Barack Obama Plaza.” Now it might seem unusual that the rest stop have the same name as an acting American president. But when you hear the how the name came to be, it’s still just as unusual. When Mr. Obama was gaining political traction in 2007, an report came out saying he had Irish roots. After some research, the people of Moneygall found Obama was a decedent of their little town. The rest, as they say, is history. Read the full story below.

Barack Obama Plaza? The Curious Tale of How an Irish Rest Stop Was Named After a US President – Irish Fireside Travel and Culture.

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