Prank Letter – Reply from President McAleese

September 19, 2007 at 7:48 am 2 comments

On Monday I posted this prank letter that I sent to the President of Ireland, Mary McAleese, wanting to confirm an unusual urban-legend-style anecdote about her for a book. Here’s the reply that I got: >>>

Reply from President McAleese

Dear Ms Shaw,

Thank you for your letter of 26th July, in which you request confirmation of an event concerning the visit of a Government Minister to Aras an Uachtarain.

While the information regarding President McAleese in the first paragraph is correct, the remainder of the anecdote has no basis in fact whatsoever.

Should you require any further clarification, I can be contacted at 01 *** ***** or 087 *** ****.

Yours sincerely,
Grainne Mooney
Personal Executive Asssitant

Other Prank Letters

I’ll be posting prank letters or replies here every couple of days.


Entry filed under: Fun, Ireland, Pranks.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Michael Kupperman  |  September 20, 2007 at 5:43 pm

    The Chinese promulgated a nearly identical story about Nixon in the early seventies…!

  • 2. Michael Nugent  |  September 22, 2007 at 12:59 pm

    Yes, urban legends do get around. I sent a similar letter to Neil Armstrong asking him to confirm an urban legend about him – the ‘Good luck, Mr Gorsky’ story.


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