50 years ago today, the RTV Guide (now the RTÉ Guide) published a special supplement on President Kennedy's forthcoming visit to Ireland.
The four-page pull-out guide gives full details of radio and television coverage of the event. There is a double-page spread on the men behind the mikes, including the very young Terry Wogan, Gay Byrne and John Bowman, with a map showing who would comment on what part of the president's motorcade from Dublin Airport to the Phoenix Park. Other topics include the visit of the president's father Joseph Kennedy to Ireland in 1938 and the Kennedy family history.
An original copy of this supplement can be viewed in the National Library exhibition 'Homecoming: JFK in Ireland'.
The RTV Guide provided listings of television and radio programmes. The first edition was published on 1 December 1961. In July 1966 the magazine changed name to become the RTÉ Guide and is still published on a weekly basis. This issue was published on 21 June 1963.
Visit the RTÉ Archives online exhibition 'President Kennedy in Ireland'.