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US Ambassador visits ancestral home in Boherbue Co. Cork.

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The US Ambassador to Ireland has visited his ancestral home in Co Cork, just ten days into his new job.

Billionaire businessman Edward Crawford's mother emigrated to New York from the village of Boherbue in 1927.

Boherbue is a north Cork village with a population of less than 500 people.

Local people say the village has not provided the world with a dignitary like this since the Druid Buí lived here in 2000 BC.

The new US Ambassador to Ireland even made front-page news - there was a 'Welcome Home' message to him in this week's edition of The Corkman newspaper.

Edward Crawford has been to Boherbue half a dozen times since his first visit in the mid-1960s, but he was clearly moved by today's welcome.

Inside the parish hall, he learned about his north Cork ancestors.

Afterwards, he said happiness summed up what the visit meant to him, to be among family and friends.

At Billy Murphy's Bar, Ambassador Crawford gave his verdict on a very Irish refreshment. He described the pint of stout there as brilliant.

And his visit was completed by a trip to the house at Gneeves in Boherbue, which his mother Kate Healy left when she emigrated to the US in 1927.

Edward Crawford has promised to return many times during his term here, and to put his home village back on the map.

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