A National Day of Mourning for All

EXHIBITION : PRESIDENT KENNEDY IN IRELAND

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Mourners of all congregations attend services and masses for the dead President.

  • Title
    Services for President Kennedy in Dublin
  • 1st Broadcast
    26/11/1963
  • Clip Duration
    00:02:39
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    RTÉ News
  • Clip title
    A National Day of Mourning for All
  • Extended description

    Tuesday 26 November 1963 was a national day of mourning in Ireland for President Kennedy. Many businesses shut down so that staff could attend the special services and masses held throughout the country that morning. This mute RTÉ News report shows several of these taking place in Dublin.

    Mourners at the mass in the Pro-Cathedral include the Taoiseach Seán Lemass and Sinéad de Valera, wife of the Irish president Éamon de Valera. At St Patrick’s Cathedral, The Archbishop of Dublin, George Simms greets Colonel Mew, who is there to represent President de Valera. The Dublin Hebrew congregation enter the synagogue in Adelaide Road for a memorial address. Finally, troops are shown parading to the Military Church at Arbour Hill.

  • Information

    A RTÉ News report on services and masses for President Kennedy, who had been assassinated in Dallas, Texas on 22 November 1963.

    This report was broadcast on 26 November 1963.

    This clip is mute.

  • Local keywords
    President Kennedy, John F. Kennedy, JFK, Seán Lemass, Sinéad de Valera, Éamon de Valera, Pro-Cathedral, St Patrick's Cathedral, George Simms, Archbishop of Dublin, Dublin Hebrew Congregation, Adelaide Road, Dublin, Military Church, Arbour Hill
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    Politics and Economics
  • First broadcast channel
    Telefís Éireann
  • Production year
    1963
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    N711/00063
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Black and White
  • Item sound
    Mute
  • Aspect ratio
    4:3
  • Language used
    English (eng)
  • Original language
    English (eng)
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