Dublin Welcomes President

EXHIBITION : PRESIDENT KENNEDY IN IRELAND

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President Kennedy travels in a motorcade down O'Connell Street, Dublin.

  • Title
    President Kennedy Motorcade Through Dublin City
  • 1st Broadcast
    26/06/1963
  • Contributor
    Michael O'Hehir (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:08:11
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    President Kennedy in Ireland
  • Clip title
    Dublin Welcomes President
  • Extended description

    President Kennedy is driven down O’Connell Street, Dublin, followed by secret service agents and a stream of dignitaries. He can be clearly seen standing in an open-top car and waving to the crowd in acknowledgement of their generous welcome. People throng the streets, hang out of windows and stand on building ledges to catch a glimpse of him as he passes by. News and  cameras and press photographers can be spotted on the back of trucks recording the event.

    The motorcade travels across O’Connell Bridge, up through Westmoreland Street by Trinity College towards College Green and up Dame Street. Unusually for Ireland, they travel up Dame Street on the right-hand side, or the "wrong side" of the road. At the junction of South Great George’s Street and Dame Street, the crowd break through and mob the presidential car. The cavalcade turns right down to Parliament Street and across the river to North Quays.

  • Information

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

  • Local keywords
    President Kennedy, JFK, John F. Kennedy, Motorcade, 1963
  • 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 (eng)
  • Original language
    English (eng)
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