Ireland and Education Are Synonymous

EXHIBITION : PRESIDENT KENNEDY IN IRELAND

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President Kennedy talks about the importance of education.

  • Title
    President Kennedy at Dublin Castle
  • 1st Broadcast
    28/07/1963
  • Contributor
    Pádraig Ó Raghallaigh (Commentator)
    Graham Shaw (Editor)
  • Clip Duration
    00:02:44
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    Welcome Mr President
  • Clip title
    Ireland and Education Are Synonymous
  • Extended description

    In a ceremony at St Patrick’s Hall in Dublin Castle, President Kennedy was awarded two honorary degrees, one from the National University of Ireland and one from Trinity College Dublin, and the freedom of the city.

    In this extract from the live television coverage of the ceremony, he talks about the importance of education and its role in a democratic society.

  • 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, St Patrick's Hall, Dublin Castle, NUI, Trinity College Dublin, Education, Democracy
  • 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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