THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
THE PRESIDENT AND MRS. CLINTON HOST A CELEBRATION OF IRELAND HONORING HIS EXCELLENCY THE PRIME MINISTER OF IRELAND AND MRS. BRUTON
The President and Mrs. Clinton will host a "Celebration of Ireland" honoring his Excellency The Prime Minister of Ireland and Mrs. Bruton on Friday, March 17, 1995. Guests will begin arriving at the East Visitor's Entrance of the White House at 7:00 PM.
The President and Mrs. Clinton and the Prime Minister and Mrs. Bruton will be escorted down the grand staircase by Dr. Richard S. Blair, Officer-in-Charge of the United States Air Force Pipe Band. The 350 guests will be received by the President and Mrs. Clinton and the Prime Minister of Ireland and Mrs. Bruton in the Diplomatic Receiving Room. Traditional Irish entertainment will be featured throughout the White House with principal entertainment featured in the East Room.
A traditional Irish buffet will be served in the State Dining Room. The Menu for the evening will be:
Smoked Irish Fishes to include Salmon, Trout, Mackerel Eel with Condiments and Soda Bread Variety of Irish Cheeses with Hovis All Wheat Bread Dublin Bay Prawns with Black Bush Whiskey Tarragon Chicken in Red Potato Poached Salmon with Watercress on Potato Bread West Cork Crab Meat Flavored with Mead Irish Breakfast Canape (chopped bacon, tomato, sausage filled pastry pattie shell and topped with a fried quail egg) Braised Brisket of Beef with Horseradish Sauce Root Vegetables and Cabbage Limerick Ham and Asparagus Roulade in Irish Cheddar Sauce Black Stout Fruitcake Irish Whiskey Truffles Short Bread Strawberry Shamrock Pie Irish Coffee Cake Bailey's Cream Mousse ###
NOTE: LIST OF ENTERTAINERS IS ATTACHED.
The Entertainment Will Be:
East Entrance - Eric Rice-Johnson, Bagpipes Diplomatic Reception Room - MUC Mary K. Fitzgerald, Celtic Harp Grand Staircase - Richard Blain, Bagpipes
East Room - Barbara Murphy Edwards, Irish Harp
Spirits of Gilbride - Corina Brouder, Christina Brouder, Cornelia Brouder, Neil Brouder, Catherine Brouder Joe Derrane, Button Accordion Felix Dolan, Piano Eileen Ivers, Fiddle Liam Harney, Dancer Gabriel Donohue, Vocals Frank Patterson, Tenor Eily O'Grady, Piano Eanan Patterson, Violin