When Enda meets Donald

Sir, – Stephen Collins’s article about the presentation of a shamrock bowl to the US president, reminds me of how the shamrock bowl tradition on St Patrick’s Day came about (Home News, March 11th).

Mrs Dorothy Tubridy, who was marketing and promotions manager with Waterford Glass (as it was known then), is a good friend of the Kennedy family. When John F Kennedy won the presidential election in 1960, Mrs Tubridy arranged for the Irish symbol of the shamrock to be presented to the president in a Waterford Glass bowl on St Patrick’s Day 1961.

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