We Now Know Who That Is With The Reagans

President Reagan shakes hands with Father John Murphy
President Reagan shakes hands with Father John Murphy

Thanks to John Donovan for replying to our request for help with this photograph of the Reagans visit to Ballyporeen in 1984. John tells us that Ronald Reagan is shaking hands with the then parish priest of Ballyporeen Father John Murphy. Behind Father Murphy is his housekeeper Lil.

Right behind President Reagan is Father O'Farrell a visiting priest who is a brother of Mary O'Farrell who owned the Ronald Reagan Pub.

The two men in the background are US Secret Service while just out of shot on the extreme left is Father Éanna Condon, CC of Ballyporeen at that time.

The photographer was John Rowe.

RTÉ Archives will be looking for your help again tomorrow with another photograph.

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