Obama heads to pub for St. Patrick's Day pint

President Obama went to the pub and had a pint of Guinness on St. Patrick's Day.

On a sunny and warm Saturday in Washington D.C., the president visited The Dubliner, a raucous Irish pub on Capitol Hill.


Wearing a green jacket, Obama made an unannounced visit with White House staffer Henry Healy, his ancestral cousin from Moneygall, Ireland. (One of Obama's great-great-great grandfathers immigrated to the U.S. from Ireland.)

The president entered The Dubliner to cheers and there was briefly a "four more years" chant among the crowd.

One woman even asked Obama to sign her face. The president resisted the temptation to do so but took his time shaking hands as he entered and left the bar.

The St. Patrick's Day feeling may well last in to next week, as Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny will visit the White House on Tuesday.