Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release
December 1, 1995

Remarks By First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton
to Irish Women at The National Gallery of Art Dublin, Ireland

MRS. CLINTON: As we landed here I felt as though I had been here before although this is my very first trip to Ireland. I don't suppose one can grow up in America without knowing many Irish-Americans and without appreciating the many contributions that this culture has made to our own. And we are particularly reminded of our close ties this year because you are observing the 150th anniversary of the Great Famine. We owe something of our own history to this tragedy of yours.

Being here today,