"A Thatch of Blond Hair"

EXHIBITION : PRESIDENT KENNEDY IN IRELAND

About this Item

The build-up to the arrival of the cavalcade on Dame Street, Dublin and the reaction of the crowd who have taken up every possible vantage point to get a glimpse of President Kennedy.

  • Title
    Terry Wogan in Dame Street
  • 1st Broadcast
    26/06/1963
  • Contributor
    Terry Wogan (Reporter)
    Terence O'Sullivan (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:04:44
  • Material Type
    Audio
  • Series title
    President Kennedy in Ireland
  • Clip title
    "A Thatch of Blond Hair"
  • Extended description

    A young Terry Wogan describes the scene on Dame Street as thousands of people gather in anticipation of the arrival of President Kennedy. He says that many of the crowd have transistor radios to listen to as they wait.

    The motorcycle escort becomes visible in the distance, the back of photographers’ heads on the huge truck that leads the cavalcade. Wogan describes the President as tanned and fit, smiling under a “thatch of blond hair”. The crowd throw ticker-tape (or CIE Bus ticket rolls) and break the police cordon in an effort to get closer to President Kennedy. While President Eamon de Valera sits quietly in the car, President Kennedy stands to wave to the crowd.

    The reporters are Terence O’Sullivan who passes over to Terry Wogan.

  • Information

    This clip is taken from the live coverage of President Kennedy’s visit to Ireland.

  • Local keywords
    JFK, John F. Kennedy, President Kennedy, Dame Street, Terry Wogan, Terence O'Sullivan, Motorcade
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    Politics and Economics
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    Radio Éireann
  • Production year
    1963
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    AA4457
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Language used
    English (eng)
  • Original language
    English (eng)
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