On the second day of his visit to Ireland, President Kennedy went to Wexford, ancestral home of the Kennedys, where he was enthusiastically welcomed by huge crowds everywhere he went.
The television and radio coverage presented here captures the excitement of the occasion and includes the speeches from New Ross and Wexford Town, where the president talked about his pride in his Irish heritage.
The Kennedy homestead in Dunganstown was to be one of the highlights of the visit. Here the president drinks tea and cut a cake in the farmyard.
After leaving Wexford, President Kennedy returned to Dublin, where he attended a garden party in the rain at Áras an Uachtaráin.
President Kennedy’s helicopter lands in O’Kennedy Park in New Ross.
President Kennedy makes a speech at the quayside in New Ross, Co. Wexford, from where his great-grandfather emigrated.
President Kennedy arrives at the Dunganstown farm his great-grandfather came from.
Tea with President Kennedy at his ancestral farm in Dunganstown, Co. Wexford.
Denis Meehan and John Bowman report for radio on the tea party at President Kennedy’s ancestral farm in Dunganstown, Co. Wexford.
Karl Jones reports for radio from Wexford Town, where President Kennedy will shortly lay a wreath at the statue of John Barry.
President Kennedy addresses the crowd in Wexford Town.
President Kennedy attends a garden party in the rain at Áras an Uachtaráin.
Maud Liddy describes the fashions on display at the garden party at Áras an Uachtaráin.