Shortly after 8.00pm on Wednesday, 26 June 1963, President Kennedy arrived at Dublin Airport on board Air Force 1. He flew in from Germany where that morning he had visited the Berlin Wall and given his famous "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech.
A large group of Irish dignitaries was waiting to greet him. President Kennedy was formally welcomed to Ireland by President Éamon de Valera before travelling to the Phoenix Park in a motorcade through Dublin city, where thousands lined the streets to see him.
The arrival of President Kennedy at Dublin Airport is met with much anticipation, ceremony and rapturous applause.
President Kennedy and his party are greeted by President de Valera and a host of Irish dignitaries.
President de Valera makes a speech formally welcoming President Kennedy to Ireland and President Kennedy replies.
President Kennedy travels in a motorcade down O'Connell Street, Dublin.
The build-up to the arrival of the cavalcade on Dame Street, Dublin and the reaction of the crowd who have taken up every possible vantage point to get a glimpse of President Kennedy.
The motorcade on Day 1 of Kennedy's visit comes to an end at Áras an Uachtaráin in the Phoenix Park, Dublin.