Tea with the President at Dunganstown

EXHIBITION : PRESIDENT KENNEDY IN IRELAND

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President Kennedy arrives at the Dunganstown farm his great-grandfather came from.

  • Title
    President Kennedy Arrives at Dunganstown
  • 1st Broadcast
    28/07/1963
  • Contributor
    Pádraig Ó Raghallaigh (Commentator)
    Graham Shaw (Editor)
  • Clip Duration
    00:03:06
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    Welcome Mr President
  • Clip title
    Tea with the President at Dunganstown
  • Extended description

    President Kennedy arrives at the Dunganstown farm his great-grandfather Patrick came from, several miles from New Ross in Co. Wexford. He is greeted by a large crowd, including his relative Mary Ryan, who now lives on the farm, and her daughters. Pádraig Ó Raghallaigh comments in his voiceover on the mixture of formality and simplicity in the occasion as the president walks around the farmyard, meeting relations and local farmers.

    Final touches are put to the tables of cakes and sandwiches laid outside for the tea party, "no doubt the largest tea party that Dunganstown has ever seen".

  • Information

    This extract is taken from ‘Welcome Mr President’, a compilation of highlights from President Kennedy’s visit to Ireland which was broadcast on 28 July 1963 with commentary by Pádraig Ó Raghallaigh.

    The event itself was broadcast live on 27 June 1963.

  • Local keywords
    President Kennedy, John F. Kennedy, JFK, Patrick Kennedy, Dunganstown, New Ross, Wexford, Mary Ryan, Tea party, Mary Ann Ryan, Josie Ryan, Jim Kennedy, Kitty Kennedy, Patrick Kennedy, Eunice Shriver, Eunice Kennedy Smith, Jean Smith, Jean Kennedy Smith
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    Politics and Economics
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    Telefís Éireann
  • Production year
    1963
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    LX860
  • 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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