John F. Kennedy in Ireland


On the second day of his trip the president traveled by helicopter to County Wexford where hundreds of well-wishers cheered and waved flags on his arrival. A choir of 300 boys greeted him singing “The Boys of Wexford”, a ballad about an insurrection in 1798. The president left his bodyguards to join them in the second chorus. He was then driven to the nearby port of
New Ross from where Patrick Kennedy, his great-grandfather, had set sail for America back in 1848 during the potato famine. At Dunganstown, President Kennedy visited his ancestral homestead, The president and two of his sisters met 15 of their cousins.

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Size: 320mm x 450mm  (12 1/2″ x 17 3/4″)

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