Barack and Michelle Obama share a pint of the black stuff with locals in a pub in the US President’s ancestral home of Moneygall in Ireland.

The crowds lined the streets in Moneygall – which has just 300 residents – to welcome the Obamas to the village that was home to the president’s great-great-great grandfather, a shoemaker.

Locals greeted Mr Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama with cries of “Welcome home!” as they entered the village.

The couple visited the ancestral home of the Kearney family, shook hands with well-wishers lining Moneygall’s flag-bedecked main street and enjoyed supping on a pint of Guinness – or a half, in the first lady’s case – in Ollie Hayes’ pub, one of the village’s two drinking establishments.