Lady Bird Johnson and Mr. Harry Truman in Shannon 1964

On 13 March 1964 U.S. first lady, and wife of Lyndon B. Johnson, Mrs. Lady Bird Johnson passed through Shannon airport where she was met by RTÉ News and Lord Mayor of Limerick Frances Condell.  Mrs. Johnson spoke of her love for Ireland and her desire to return. Mayor Frances Condell extends an invitation to Mrs. Johnson to visit Limerick on her next trip to Ireland.

Lady Bird Johnson and Lord Mayor of Limerick Frances Condell
Lady Bird Johnson and Lord Mayor of Limerick Frances Condell at Shannon Airport, 1964.

Former President Truman talks of his plans to return to Ireland and the future of the United States and the United Nations.

Harry Truman (1964)
Former US President Harry Truman at Shannon Airport, 1964.

The first lady and Mr. Truman were on their way to Washington from Athens, where they officially represented President Johnson at the funeral of King Paul of Greece. Due to bad weather their plane was forced to land at Shannon where they spent ninety minutes.

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