"A Cup of Tea to All the Kennedys Who Went"

EXHIBITION : PRESIDENT KENNEDY IN IRELAND

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Tea with President Kennedy at his ancestral farm in Dunganstown, Co. Wexford.

  • Title
    Dunganstown Tea Party
  • 1st Broadcast
    28/07/1963
  • Contributor
    Pádraig Ó Raghallaigh (Commentator)
    Graham Shaw (Editor)
    Pat Baker (Compiler)
  • Clip Duration
    00:05:51
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    Welcome Mr President
  • Clip title
    "A Cup of Tea to All the Kennedys Who Went"
  • Extended description

    This extract shows the tea party in full swing at President Kennedy’s ancestral farm in Dunganstown, Co. Wexford. He and his sisters Eunice Kennedy Shriver and Jean Kennedy Smith chat and joke with their Irish relatives and take tea and salmon sandwiches on home-made bread.

    The president cuts a slice of cake, which he ends up giving to Mary Ryan, his second cousin once-removed who now lives on the farm. He thanks her and her friends for doing all the cooking and offers a toast, "a cup of tea to all the Kennedys who went and all the Kennedys who stayed"

  • 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, Tea party, Dunganstown, Wexford, Eunice Shriver, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Jean Smith, Jean Kennedy Smith, Mary Ryan, Mary Ann Ryan, Josie Ryan, Margaret Whitty, Margaret Kirwan, Fr Mernagh
  • 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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