"This Noble Descendant"

EXHIBITION : PRESIDENT KENNEDY IN IRELAND

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President Kennedy receives an honorary doctorate of law from the NUI in Dublin Castle.

  • Title
    Degrees and Freedom of City
  • 1st Broadcast
    28/06/1963
  • Clip Duration
    00:07:31
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    President Kennedy in Ireland
  • Clip title
    "This Noble Descendant"
  • Extended description

    After his address to the Dáil, President Kennedy went to St Patrick’s Hall in Dublin Castle to receive two honorary degrees and the freedom of the city. This extract is taken from the live coverage of the event and shows him receiving one of the degrees, an honorary doctorate of law from the National University of Ireland.

    Before the actual conferring, the president of UCD Dr Michael Tierney talks about the history of the NUI and delves into the genealogy and family history of the Kennedy family. He says that President Kennedy’s father Joseph was awarded the very same honorary degree in 1938, when he was US ambassador to London.

    As Chancellor of the University, Éamon de Valera presents President Kennedy with the degree.

  • Information

    This extract is taken from the live coverage of President Kennedy’s visit to Ireland broadcast 28 June 1963.

  • Local keywords
    President Kennedy, John F. Kennedy, JFK, St Patrick's Hall, Dublin Castle, Dáil, Politics, Education, UCD, NUI, Genealogy, Family history, Joseph P. Kennedy, Éamon de Valera, Michael Tierney
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    Politics and Economics
  • 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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