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24 May 2022

US ambassador to Ireland pays visit to Cooley Peninsula

US Ambassador to Ireland Claire Cronin

US ambassador to Ireland pays visit to Cooley Peninsula

Members of the White, Finnegan and McKevitt families - distant cousins of President Joe Biden (PICS: Carlingford Lough and The Cooley Peninsula Facebook page)

The current US Ambassador to Ireland, Claire Cronin, visited the Cooley Peninsula this week, where she visited Lily Finnegan's pub - once owned by President Joe Biden's ancestors. 

As well as visiting Lily Finnegan's, Ambassador Cronin had dinner in Fitzpatricks Bar & Restaurant and paid a visit to Kilwirra where some of Joe Biden's relations are buried. Reports say that "Ambassador Cronin received a great Irish welcome and was presented with a bottle of Teelings whiskey, cake and other presents."

The Carlingford Lough and The Cooley Peninsula Facebook page shared details along with some photos of the event. See below for more:

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