拜登祖居爱尔兰的家庆祝,期待着重聚
Biden's ancestral Irish home celebrates, looks forward to reunion

Biden's ancestral Irish home celebrates, looks forward to reunion

拜登祖居爱尔兰的家庆祝,期待着重聚

作者Clodagh Kilcoyne

爱尔兰巴利纳(路透社)— COVID - 19的限制可能关闭了爱尔兰西部城镇巴林纳(Ballina)的酒吧,但这并没有阻止乔·拜登(Joe Biden)在周六庆祝自己的总统选举胜利。

拜登的曾祖父爱德华·布莱维特(Edward Blewitt)在爱尔兰第一任女总统玛丽·鲁滨逊(Mary Robinson)的诞生地老市场小镇长大。19世纪40年代爱尔兰土豆饥荒后, Blewitt移民到了拜登的出生地宾夕法尼亚斯克兰顿(Scranton)。斯克兰顿是姐妹城市巴林纳(Ballina)。

数周来,拜登的一幅大壁画一直忽略了梅奥县的广场。周六,围绕着美国旗和“拜登/哈里斯”海报的当地人,出现了香槟。一辆蓝色Mustang汽车,车牌为" Biden # 1 " 。

“很可能是我生命中最好的一天, ”今年早些时候,前副总统邀请第三个表亲劳丽塔·布莱维特(Laurita Blewitt)参加竞选, 2017年,拜登从贝拉克·奥巴马(Barack Obama)那里获得总统自由勋章(Presidential Medal of Freedom)时,他正在白宫。

"这只是有史以来最好的事情。在拜登被宣布获胜后不久, Blewitt对他的兄弟吉米(Jimmy)发表了讲话。他的任性与他有着密切的联系,我知道他将尽可能快地尝试让他上台,我们将很高兴能把他带到这里。

布莱维特的兄弟也叫乔(Joe),他的面包车上的标语是: “乔·拜登(Joe Biden)代表白宫,乔·布莱维特(Joe Blewitt)代表尤尔·豪斯(YOUR HOUSE)。 ”

2016年,拜登带着子女和孙辈正式访问爱尔兰,更多地了解他们的爱尔兰血统,其中也包括东部沿海县劳思的家人,以及他们与爱尔兰橄榄球运动员罗布(Rob)和戴夫·科尔尼(Dave Kearney)的祖先联系。

他的胜利也受到爱尔兰政府的热烈欢迎。拜登警告英国,在退出欧盟时,它必须遵守北爱尔兰1998年的和平协议,否则美国就不会达成单独的贸易协定。

“他是爱尔兰人, ”爱尔兰总理迈克尔·马丁(Miccheal Martin)说。他指的是拜登当年开始在副总统官邸主办圣帕特里克节早餐会的传统。

“爱尔兰为乔·拜登(Joe Biden)的当选感到自豪,就像我们为几代爱尔兰男女及其祖先感到自豪一样,他们的辛劳和天赋丰富了美国的多样性。 ”

(Padraic Halpin在都柏林补充报告和写作; Giles Elgood编辑)

By Clodagh Kilcoyne

BALLINA, Ireland (Reuters) - COVID-19 restrictions may have shut the pubs in the western Irish town of Ballina but that did not stop Joe Biden's ancestral home from celebrating his presidential election victory on Saturday.

Biden's great-great-grandfather Edward Blewitt grew up in the old market town, the birthplace of Mary Robinson, Ireland's first female president. Blewitt emigrated after the Irish potato famine of the 1840s to Biden's birthplace of Scranton, Pennsylvania, a sister city of Ballina.

A large painted mural of Biden has overlooked the County Mayo town's square for weeks and locals surrounded by American flags and 'Biden/Harris' posters popped champagne on Saturday. One drove a blue Mustang car with the license plate "Biden #1" .

"Probably the best day of my life," said Laurita Blewitt, a third cousin who was invited by the former vice president onto the campaign trail earlier this year and was in the White House when Biden received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2017 from Barack Obama.

"It's just the best thing ever. His Irishness is very much attached to him and I know he will try and get over as quick as he can and we will be thrilled to have him here," said Blewitt, who spoke to Biden's brother Jimmy shortly after he was declared the victor.

Blewitt's brother, a plumber also named Joe, redecorated his van with the slogan: "Joe Biden for the White House and Joe Blewitt for YOUR HOUSE."

Biden brought his children and grandchildren on an official trip to Ireland in 2016 to learn more about their Irish roots, that also include family in the east coast county of Louth and an ancestral link to Ireland rugby players Rob and Dave Kearney.

His win was also warmly welcomed by the Irish government. Biden has warned Britain that it must honour Northern Ireland's 1998 peace agreement as it leaves the European Union or there will be no separate U.S. trade deal.

"He's as Irish as you can get," Irish Prime Minister Micheal Martin said, referencing the tradition Biden started of hosting the Irish premier of the day for a St. Patrick's Day breakfast in the vice president's residence each year.

"Ireland takes pride in Joe Biden's election, just as we are proud of all the generations of Irish women and Irish men and their ancestors whose toil and genius have enriched the diversity that powers America."


(Additional reporting and writing by Padraic Halpin in Dublin; Editing by Giles Elgood)

By Clodagh Kilcoyne

作者Clodagh Kilcoyne

BALLINA, Ireland (Reuters) - COVID-19 restrictions may have shut the pubs in the western Irish town of Ballina but that did not stop Joe Biden's ancestral home from celebrating his presidential election victory on Saturday.

爱尔兰巴利纳(路透社)— COVID - 19的限制可能关闭了爱尔兰西部城镇巴林纳(Ballina)的酒吧,但这并没有阻止乔·拜登(Joe Biden)在周六庆祝自己的总统选举胜利。

Biden's great-great-grandfather Edward Blewitt grew up in the old market town, the birthplace of Mary Robinson, Ireland's first female president. Blewitt emigrated after the Irish potato famine of the 1840s to Biden's birthplace of Scranton, Pennsylvania, a sister city of Ballina.

拜登的曾祖父爱德华·布莱维特(Edward Blewitt)在爱尔兰第一任女总统玛丽·鲁滨逊(Mary Robinson)的诞生地老市场小镇长大。19世纪40年代爱尔兰土豆饥荒后, Blewitt移民到了拜登的出生地宾夕法尼亚斯克兰顿(Scranton)。斯克兰顿是姐妹城市巴林纳(Ballina)。

A large painted mural of Biden has overlooked the County Mayo town's square for weeks and locals surrounded by American flags and 'Biden/Harris' posters popped champagne on Saturday. One drove a blue Mustang car with the license plate "Biden #1" .

数周来,拜登的一幅大壁画一直忽略了梅奥县的广场。周六,围绕着美国旗和“拜登/哈里斯”海报的当地人,出现了香槟。一辆蓝色Mustang汽车,车牌为" Biden # 1 " 。

"Probably the best day of my life," said Laurita Blewitt, a third cousin who was invited by the former vice president onto the campaign trail earlier this year and was in the White House when Biden received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2017 from Barack Obama.

“很可能是我生命中最好的一天, ”今年早些时候,前副总统邀请第三个表亲劳丽塔·布莱维特(Laurita Blewitt)参加竞选, 2017年,拜登从贝拉克·奥巴马(Barack Obama)那里获得总统自由勋章(Presidential Medal of Freedom)时,他正在白宫。

"It's just the best thing ever. His Irishness is very much attached to him and I know he will try and get over as quick as he can and we will be thrilled to have him here," said Blewitt, who spoke to Biden's brother Jimmy shortly after he was declared the victor.

"这只是有史以来最好的事情。在拜登被宣布获胜后不久, Blewitt对他的兄弟吉米(Jimmy)发表了讲话。他的任性与他有着密切的联系,我知道他将尽可能快地尝试让他上台,我们将很高兴能把他带到这里。

Blewitt's brother, a plumber also named Joe, redecorated his van with the slogan: "Joe Biden for the White House and Joe Blewitt for YOUR HOUSE."

布莱维特的兄弟也叫乔(Joe),他的面包车上的标语是: “乔·拜登(Joe Biden)代表白宫,乔·布莱维特(Joe Blewitt)代表尤尔·豪斯(YOUR HOUSE)。 ”

Biden brought his children and grandchildren on an official trip to Ireland in 2016 to learn more about their Irish roots, that also include family in the east coast county of Louth and an ancestral link to Ireland rugby players Rob and Dave Kearney.

2016年,拜登带着子女和孙辈正式访问爱尔兰,更多地了解他们的爱尔兰血统,其中也包括东部沿海县劳思的家人,以及他们与爱尔兰橄榄球运动员罗布(Rob)和戴夫·科尔尼(Dave Kearney)的祖先联系。

His win was also warmly welcomed by the Irish government. Biden has warned Britain that it must honour Northern Ireland's 1998 peace agreement as it leaves the European Union or there will be no separate U.S. trade deal.

他的胜利也受到爱尔兰政府的热烈欢迎。拜登警告英国,在退出欧盟时,它必须遵守北爱尔兰1998年的和平协议,否则美国就不会达成单独的贸易协定。

"He's as Irish as you can get," Irish Prime Minister Micheal Martin said, referencing the tradition Biden started of hosting the Irish premier of the day for a St. Patrick's Day breakfast in the vice president's residence each year.

“他是爱尔兰人, ”爱尔兰总理迈克尔·马丁(Miccheal Martin)说。他指的是拜登当年开始在副总统官邸主办圣帕特里克节早餐会的传统。

"Ireland takes pride in Joe Biden's election, just as we are proud of all the generations of Irish women and Irish men and their ancestors whose toil and genius have enriched the diversity that powers America."

“爱尔兰为乔·拜登(Joe Biden)的当选感到自豪,就像我们为几代爱尔兰男女及其祖先感到自豪一样,他们的辛劳和天赋丰富了美国的多样性。 ”

(Additional reporting and writing by Padraic Halpin in Dublin; Editing by Giles Elgood)

(Padraic Halpin在都柏林补充报告和写作; Giles Elgood编辑)