Prank Letter to Irish President Mary McAleese

September 17, 2007 at 12:10 am 2 comments

Here’s a prank letter that I wrote a few years ago to the President of Ireland, Mary McAleese. It’s from a writer who wants to confirm an unusual urban-legend-style anecdote about her for a book. >>>

Letter to President McAleese

Dear President McAleese,

I am writing a book about international politics and I would appreciate if you could confirm the accuracy of the following paragraphs that I intend to use.

In November 1997, Mary McAleese was inaugurated as Ireland’s eighth President, and the first from north of the border. She is a qualified barrister, a former Professor of Law and an experienced broadcaster.

She is also an able diplomat, with a unique ability to defuse awkward situations. When one prominent Government Minister visited the Aras with a group of constituents, she saw him ‘pocket’ a valuable silver spoon.

Not wanting to publicly embarrass him, she came up with an ingenious solution. Her husband Martin is not only a professional accountant and dentist, but has also for many years performed magic tricks as a party-piece.

President McAleese announced an impromptu magic show for her guests. Martin chose the miscreant Minister as his assistant, and asked him to pick a card from a deck. With the Minister suitably distracted, Martin secretly removed the silver spoon from his pocket.

I look forward to receiving your confirmation of the accuracy of the above.

Yours sincerely,
Ms Kelly Shaw

Reply from President McAleese

I’ll post the reply that I got on Wednesday.


Entry filed under: Fun, Ireland, Politics, Pranks.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. UnaRocks  |  September 17, 2007 at 5:34 pm


  • 2. irishpresidency  |  August 3, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    The president should of been impeached for treason and being undemocratic, only the people can chose who the president is when there is more than two candidates, not the government.

    Traitors to the constitution.


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