Frances Condell Delivers Entertaining Welcome

EXHIBITION : PRESIDENT KENNEDY IN IRELAND

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President Kennedy receives the freedom of Limerick.

  • Title
    Limerick Mayor Frances Condell Welcomes the President
  • 1st Broadcast
    28/07/1963
  • Contributor
    Pádraig Ó Raghallaigh (Commentator)
    Graham Shaw (Editor)
  • Clip Duration
    00:03:29
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    Welcome Mr President
  • Clip title
    Frances Condell Delivers Entertaining Welcome
  • Extended description

    Limerick Mayor Frances Condell welcomes President Kennedy in an amusing speech, the best-delivered of all the local authority speakers during the Presidential visit. She also makes a claim over him on behalf of the women of Limerick as the Fitzgerald name hails from there.

    "We the women of Limerick and county feel that we have a special claim. The Fitzgerald."

    Condell expresses admiration for other members of the Kennedy clan as well as the first lady Jackie, describing her as, "dear to our hearts".

    The lady mayor concludes by giving President Kennedy the freedom of the Limerick city stating "I declare you a free man of the city of Limerick. In other words, Limerick is yours".

  • Information

    This clip 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 29 June 1963.

  • Local keywords
    Frances Condell, Limerick, JFK, President Kennedy, John F. Kennedy, Lord Mayor, Jackie Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland, Limerick
  • 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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