Mike Burns reports for RTÉ News from the farmyard in Dunganstown, Co. Wexford, where President Kennedy had taken tea with his Irish relatives.
- Title Mass in Dunganstown for President Kennedy
- 1st Broadcast 24/11/1963
- ContributorMike Burns (Reporter)
- Clip Duration 00:02:22
- Material Type Video
- Series title RTÉ News
- Clip title "He smiled, he joked"
- Extended description
Mike Burns reports for RTÉ News from the farmyard in Dunganstown, Co. Wexford, where five months earlier, President Kennedy had taken tea with his Irish relatives: "he smiled, he joked, and that is how the people of Dunganstown want to remember him".
On this rainy day, two days after his assassination, the people of Dunganstown travelled for a special mass to the parish church St Brigid’s at Ballykelly, where the president’s great-grandfather, Patrick Kennedy, went to mass before he emigrated to America.
The report includes a clip from the mass, which was attended by the president’s relatives Mary Ryan and Jim Kennedy, and the people leaving the church.
A RTÉ News report on reaction to the death of President Kennedy in Dunganstown, Co. Wexford.
This report was broadcast on 24 November 1963.
- Local keywords President Kennedy, John F. Kennedy, JFK, Dunganstown, St Brigid's Church, Ballykelly, Wexford, Patrick Kennedy, Mary Ryan, Jim Kennedy
- Geographical coverage Ireland
- Topic Politics and Economics
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel Telefís Éireann
- Production year 1963
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier N702/00063
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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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