Finally! A real Irish welcome for some Americans

Posted by Kelly Fincham at 7/23/2009 9:28 AM EDT

Finally! A good news story about Americans being welcome in Ireland!

Today's Irish papers are rubbishing earlier claims that U.S. troops 'gatecrashed' a wedding in County Clare at the weekend.

Turns out that the troops - who had been grounded at Shannon because their plane needed repairs - were invited to join the wedding party. They hadn't gatecrashed.

We had held off on the earlier story because we couldn't get anyone to corroborate the claim that the troops had gatecrashed. Glad we did, seeing as the earlier story was dead wrong.

I'm also glad to see some old-fashioned Irish hospitality on display for the troops.

You can hate the war and still love the soldiers.

COMMENTS

Log in with your social accounts:

Or, log in with your IrishCentral account:

Forgot your password ?

Don't have an account yet? Register now !

Join IrishCentral with your social accounts:


Already have an account ?

Or, sign up for an IrishCentral account below:

By clicking above you are indicating that you have read & agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.


Make sure we gathered the correct information from you

By clicking above you are indicating that you have read & agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.


You already have an account on IrishCentral! Please confirm you're the owner.


Our new policy requires our users to save a first and last name. Please update your account: