President Greets President

EXHIBITION : PRESIDENT KENNEDY IN IRELAND

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President de Valera makes a speech formally welcoming President Kennedy to Ireland and President Kennedy replies.

  • Title
    De Valera Welcomes President Kennedy to Ireland
  • 1st Broadcast
    26/06/1963
  • Contributor
    Michael O'Hehir (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:07:35
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    President Kennedy in Ireland
  • Clip title
    President Greets President
  • Extended description

    President de Valera makes a speech formally welcoming President Kennedy to Ireland. Addressing him in both Irish and English, de Valera welcomes him as the first citizen of The United States, as the representative of the country of in which many Irish people sought refuge and found a home, and as a distinguished Irishman.

    In his response, President Kennedy highlights the many reasons for accepting the invitation to visit Ireland, including the global role of the Irish diaspora, his admiration for President de Valera and the historic role the Irish have played as soldiers and churchmen. President Kennedy finally points to the generosity of his own country in welcoming immigrants from so many different countries.

  • Information

    This clip is taken from the live coverage of President Kennedy’s visit to Ireland.

  • Local keywords
    President Kennedy, JFK, John F. Kennedy, Éamon de Valera, Politics, Religion, Emigration
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    Politics and Economics
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    Telefís Éireann
  • Production year
    1963
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    12D00720
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Black and White
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Aspect ratio
    4:3
  • Language used
    English and Irish
  • Original language
    English and Irish
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