Moneygall to get a ‘Barack Obama Plaza’, creating 60 new jobs

Posted by | June 27, 2014 | Uncategorized | No Comments

THERE’S NO MISTAKING who Moneygall’s famous relation is – and now there’s going to be a visitor centre in his name.

US President Barack Obama’s relations hail from the small Co Offaly town, and during his 2011 trip to Ireland he called to visit his distant family there.

Work on the €6 million plaza will get under way in June but is subject to planning with Supermac’s owners Pat and Una McDonagh confirming the news yesterday as the government launched its JFK50 programme of events.

The government hopes that Obama will visit Ireland this year as a series of events are planned to mark the 50th anniversary of John F Kennedy’s iconic visit to Wexford.

It will also house a community facility for the use of the local people with ongoing displays of both historic and current material marking Obama and America’s relationship with Moneygall.

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