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President Bill Clinton in Limerick in 1998

President Bill Clinton in Limerick in 1998

The following three clips of Bill Clinton’s visit to Limerick in September 1998 are via George Lee‘s youtube channel. Approximately 40,000 people showed up to catch a glimpse of the President of the United States and his wife Hilary Clinton. Bill Clinton was granted the freedom of the city by the Mayor of Limerick, Joe Harrington. The couple arrived into Shannon airport on Air Force One and spent a night in Adare Manor. During their visit the President enjoyed a helicopter journey to Ballybunion golf course while his wife Hilary visited Clare.

The following clips include scenes from the crowd and period adverts from that year.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

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Sharon Slater

Sharon Slater is the owner and operator of the Limerick’s Life website. She has been researching and collecting information regarding Limerick history and genealogies since her early teens. She obtained a Masters degree in Local History at the University of Limerick.

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