Muhammad Ali to visit ancestral home in Ireland

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Boxing legend Muhammad Ali is to visit his ancestral Irish home in September.

The former world heavyweight champion has accepted an invitation to see the birthplace of his great-grandfather in Ennis, Co Clare, on September 1.

He is due to visit Dublin for a charity event the previous day.

Ali's great-grandfather Abe Grady emigrated from his home on the Turnpike Road in Ennis to the United States in the 1860s.

Grady sailed from Cappa Harbour in Kilrush, Co Clare, eventually settling in Kentucky, where he married an African-American woman.

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