50th anniversary of US President John F Kennedy’s Visit to Ireland

2013 marks the 50th anniversary of a very special event in Ireland. From the 26th of June to the 29th in 1963, Ireland was buzzing with excitement thanks to the visit of US President John F Kennedy – just months before his assassination in the US.

It was documented that in Dublin alone, half of the population made their way onto the streets to “welcome home” a man who has strong ancestral link to Ireland. 100,000 people traveled to see him in the cities of Cork and Galway, while in Wexford, which had a population of 12,000 at the time, grew to 30,000 on the day the President visited his ancestral home.

A series of events have been scheduled all over the country to mark the momentous occasion. Stay tuned for more information on the upcoming events. 

Click here for information on the John F Kennedy Arboretum.

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