The Shamrock Summit was a summit meeting that took place in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada during March 1985. It was a meeting between Prime Minister of Canada Brian Mulroney and President of the United States Ronald Reagan.[1]

Brian Mulroney with Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan in 1985

It was nicknamed the "Shamrock Summit" because both leaders had an Irish background. The meeting is well known because both leaders began to sing the song "When Irish Eyes are Smiling". The leaders discussed military, environment and free trade issues.

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  1. Thompson, John Herd; Randall, Stephen J. (2010-05-31). Canada and the United States: Ambivalent Allies. University of Georgia Press. p. 265. ISBN 9780820337258. Retrieved 2014-01-14.