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Tue Jul 26, 2016, 03:15 PM

Potential US Vice-President Tim Kaine is ‘honorary’ Cork man who ‘adopted’ Courtmacsherry as his own

THE most likely candidate to become Vice-President of the United States has extensive Cork connections and is often spotted holidaying in Courtmacsherry.

Democratic Vice Presidential candidate, Tim Kaine, former Governor of Virginia, who was picked by Hillary Clinton to join her ticket, has been a frequent visitor to west Cork, as well as University College Cork over the past decade. Mr Kaine will be formally ratified at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this week.

Family friend, Pádraig Fleming, from Courtmacsherry, was travelling to Philadelphia to see Mr Kaine officially confirmed as Clinton’s running mate, saying there wouldn’t be a prouder Corkman in the world on the night. The vice presidential candidate has been a frequent visitor to Courtmacsherry in recent years, the West Cork haven that he calls his “adopted Irish village”.

Pádraig and Mary Fleming met Mr Kaine’s parents, Al and Kathleen, some 25 years ago and the families have been firm friends ever since. The Flemings are among the most highly regarded families in West Cork tourism with Anchor Bay Cottages known far and wide for its hospitality. As well as Al and Kathleen, it has meant frequent visits to Cork for the Tim Kaine and his wife Anne Holton since they first visited Ireland in 2006.

Mr Fleming said: “There won’t be a prouder Irishman in the US this week than myself. He is a wonderful man who loves coming to Cork. Al and Kathleen have been frequent visitors to Courtmacsherry and have become very dear friends, as have Tim and Anne. Courtmacsherry is Tim’s adopted Irish village.”

Mr Kaine, a 58-year-old Senator, wowed the American electorate at the weekend during his first live address when Ms Clinton unveiled him as her running mate in the November General Election where they will face off against Republican candidate Donald Trump and his running mate, Mike Pence of Indiana.


I never knew ! And I have a summer home in Courtmac This has just become even more personal

http://www.eveningecho.ie/cork-news/potential-us-vice-president-tim-kaine-honorary-cork-man-adopted-courtmacsherry/2500274/

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Response to OnDoutside (Original post)

Tue Jul 26, 2016, 03:19 PM

1. He genuinely seems like the loveliest guy.

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Response to auntpurl (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 26, 2016, 03:20 PM

2. He sure does.

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Response to OnDoutside (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 26, 2016, 05:11 PM

3. Courtmacsherry

And Mr Tim Kaine seems like s very nice man too!

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Response to DeDubs (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 26, 2016, 05:19 PM

4. As the bumper sticker says, "A Drinking village with a Fishing problem !"

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