Obama's cousin gets into tune for inauguration
Mr Healy, an eighth cousin from Moneygall, Co Offaly, and local publican Ollie Hayes are jetting off to Washington DC.
Unlike the last inauguration, the pair have obtained priority seating this time. "We have secured tickets for the viewing area, so we will be able to get into the front of Capitol Hill," Mr Healy said.
One man who is hoping Mr Healy meets Mr Obama again is songwriter Brendan Keeley. He is teaching an anthem he wrote 'We Will be Strong' at 78 schools throughout the midlands.
Mr Keeley was joined by Mr Healy at Moneygall National School yesterday. He wrote the song to help raise the nation's spirits, he said, and Mr Healy hopes to present a copy to Mr Obama if their paths cross.
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