Barack Obama’s Ancestral Church: Templeharry, Co Offaly


Church of Ireland rector Stephen Neill in front of Templeharry Church.

It is likely that Barack Obama’s Kearney ancestors worshiped at the Church of Ireland at Templeharry in the 1800s.

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Written by Megan Smolenyak

Megan Smolenyak is a real life history detective who has tackled many history mysteries, including the discovery of Barack Obama’s Irish origins and the true Annie Moore, first to arrive at Ellis Island. She’s the author of 6 books, including “Hey, America, Your Roots Are Showing” and conducts forensic research for the military, coroners, NCIS and the FBI. Megans’s Tips | Website

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