Vice President Joe Biden’s historic visit to Ireland last week is remembered in a video narrated by the VP himself who has Mayo and Louth roots.

The first part of the video shows Biden and family at the 5,000-year-old Newgrange historic site and the extraordinary passageway where the winter solstice light shines through from one end of the passageway to the other.

Biden is next pictured in the Cooley, County Louth, graveyard where his great-great-grandfather is buried. The graveyard has been there since the 11th century.

He then visits Finnegan’s Pub in the village where his Finnegan relatives are related to the current owners.

Biden says at the end how proud he is of his Irish heritage and how the Irish gave so much to America.

Biden was in Ireland for six days and also was a special guest at the Ireland Fund dinner, in Trinity College Dublin.


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Vice President Joe Biden is given a tour by the local historian Claire Tuffy on his visit to Newgrange, in County Meath, morning his family. Sam Boal/