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'JFK 50: The Homecoming'

The Irish Government, the town of New Ross in Co. Wexford, and the Kennedy clan, celebrated the 50th anniversary of one of Ireland's most fondly recalled moments, the visit of President John F. Kennedy, with a daylong street party last Saturday that was capped by the lighting of Ireland's own 'eternal flame'. The celebrations focused on the area from where Patrick Kennedy, his ancestor, departed in 1848 at the height of Ireland's famine to settle in Boston.

His daughter, Caroline, and her son, Jack, make speeches honouring her father in Wexford on Saturday.

article-2346742-1A75162E000005DC-218_634x854 Thousands turn out to celebrate the occasion.


I remember that event. My mother was very taken with Jack Kennedy. She loved it when he visited Ireland.
Yes. It is amazing how crowds still remember his and her visit.