"The Union, Our Country and Ireland Forever"

EXHIBITION : PRESIDENT KENNEDY IN IRELAND

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President Kennedy presents an Irish Brigade flag from the American Civil War to the Irish people.

  • Title
    President Kennedy Presents Flag to the Dáil
  • 1st Broadcast
    28/07/1963
  • Contributor
    Pádraig Ó Raghallaigh (Commentator)
    Graham Shaw (Editor)
  • Clip Duration
    00:03:50
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    Welcome Mr President
  • Clip title
    "The Union, Our Country and Ireland Forever"
  • Extended description

    President Kennedy opens his address to the Dáil and presents an Irish Brigade flag from the American Civil War to the Irish people.

    The flag was the second green colour of the fighting 69th of New York, whose motto was "The Union, Our Country and Ireland Forever". The president says that he would now like the Irish people to have the flag in recognition of what the Irish Brigade and millions of other Irish have done for his people. He unveils the green flag in the Dáil, revealing the brigade’s list of battle honours, with Fredericksburg at the top.

  • 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, Dáil, Politics, Irish Brigade, American Civil War, Battle flag, Fredericksburg, Battle honours
  • 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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