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    The 60 year history of sharing a bowl of Shamrocks with the US President for St. Patrick’s Day - a slideshow

    Ambassador Thomas Kiernan and John F Kennedy on St Patrick's Day 1961

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    Ireland's ambassador William Fay and Richard Nixon White House March 17 1969

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    Prime Minister Garret Fitzgerald presents the shamrocks to President Jimmy Carter

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    Brian Lenihan Snr and then Vice President George H Bush 1988

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    Albert Reynolds and Bill Clinton sing along with Phil Coulter, 1994

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    John Bruton and Bill Clinton inspect the bowl

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    Bertie Ahern and George W Bush, 2001

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    Brian Cowen and Barack Obama, 2010

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    Waterford Crystal bowl for Barack Obama, 2012

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