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EXHIBITION : PRESIDENT KENNEDY IN IRELAND

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In the final leg of his visit, President Kennedy makes a light-hearted and affectionate address to the people of Limerick.

  • Title
    President Kennedy Makes Speech in Limerick
  • 1st Broadcast
    28/07/1963
  • Contributor
    Pádraig Ó Raghallaigh (Commentator)
    Graham Shaw (Editor)
  • Clip Duration
    00:03:38
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    Welcome Mr President
  • Clip title
    Talk of Beautiful Women and Fast Horses
  • Extended description

    In a mainly light-hearted address President Kennedy thanks Lord Mayor Frances Condell for what he described as the best speech he has heard since coming to Europe.

    The President also greets his Fitzgerald relatives who have come to see him. In his closing remarks President Kennedy expresses his desire to return to Ireland.

    "So I carry with me as I go the warmest of sentiments of appreciation to all of you. This is a great country with a great people...This is not the land of my birth but it is the land to which I hold the greatest affection. And I certainly will come back in the Spring time."

  • 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 29 June 1963.

  • Local keywords
    President Kennedy, JFK, John F Kennedy, Frances Condell, Limerick
  • 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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