Moneygall booming after President Obama’s visit there
Big rise also reported in women drinking Guinness
By: SEAN O'HARE | Published Tuesday, May 31, 2011, 7:12 AM | Updated Wednesday, June 1, 2011, 6:33 PM
The center of the activity is Ollie Hayes
’s pub on Main Street where Obama downed his now famous pint of Guinness and his wife had a half pint.
Hayes told the Irish independent that business was booming and that more women were drinking Guinness
after Michelle Obama tried a half pint.
"Lots of Americans are coming in and it's much busier than this time last year. I can't put a figure on it but it is much, much busier."
"Mr Obama has been here now, so many people are coming to the village and visiting different shops around and then coming into the pubs and having a cup of tea or a drink.
"There are a lot of people around now as I speak; a lot of Americans and a lot of Irish, too. It's great for business in the community."
"The historic visits have provided us with an unparalleled opportunity to drive home the message around the world that there has never been a better time to visit the island of Ireland," he said.