Irish Cadets Impress the President

EXHIBITION : PRESIDENT KENNEDY IN IRELAND

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President Kennedy lays a wreath at Arbour Hill in Dublin.

  • Title
    Arbour Hill Wreath
  • 1st Broadcast
    28/07/1963
  • Contributor
    Pádraig Ó Raghallaigh (Commentator)
    Graham Shaw (Editor)
  • Clip Duration
    00:06:57
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    Welcome Mr President
  • Clip title
    Irish Cadets Impress the President
  • Extended description

    President Kennedy lays a wreath on the grave of the leaders of the 1916 Rising in Arbour Hill, Dublin cadets from the Irish army perfomr a military drill.

    The young soldiers were from the cadet school at the Curragh. President Kennedy was so impressed by them that his wife Jacqueline Kennedy requested they participate in his funeral 5 months later.

  • 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 28 June 1963.

  • Local keywords
    President Kennedy, John F. Kennedy, JFK, Arbour Hill, 1916 Rising, Easter 1916, Cadets, The Curragh, Irish Army, Jacqueline Kennedy, Jackie 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
    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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