Remarks at a St.
Patrick's Day Luncheon in
The President. Well, thank you very much. I know that they've got me scheduled. So, I just have a minute or two to say something here, and first of all, a very great thank you to Pat Troy, the owner of this particular place. Jack Kilpatrick and I -- this has been a very happy surprise. We just thought we were coming over here for a St. Patrick's Day lunch. [Laughter] It was quite a surprise, but a very pleasant surprise.
know, my father told me when I was that high that the Irish built the jails in
this country and then filled them. [Laughter] And then I -- no, I'll tell you,
you're thinking what I did, and for a long time I was very chary about saying
anything. I didn't know why he was so proud of that -- [laughter] -- until I
got a ticket once from a
no, I really set out to tell you that on that same trip to Ballyporeen,
where I found that pub, I went up on Cashel Rock
later, where St. Patrick erected the first cross in
Well, I thank you all for this, and a happy St. Patrick's Day to all of you. And why didn't I find this place 7 years ago? [Laughter]
Troy. That's because you were in the Eire Pub in
The President. No, it's those people over there that tell me where I'm going everyday.
Audience member. We love you!
The President. Well, again, thank you very much, and thank all of you.
Mr. Troy. Let's hear it for our President -- President Reagan! [Applause]
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