A final word of thanks and farewell from President Kennedy at Shannon Airport moments before boarding Air Force 1.
- Title Departure From Shannon Airport
- 1st Broadcast 28/07/1963
- ContributorPádraig Ó Raghallaigh (Commentator)
Graham Shaw (Editor)
- Clip Duration 00:04:41
- Material Type Video
- Series title Welcome Mr President
- Clip title "This Is Where We All Say Goodbye"
- Extended description
At Shannon Airport President Kennedy expresses his thanks to the President, the Taoiseach and the people of Ireland for the welcome he has received. In his farewell address he quotes lines from a poem Sinéad de Valera had mentioned the previous night and states that he will return to see “old Shannon’s face again”.
President Kennedy is escorted to Air Force 1 with similar ceremony to when he had arrived in Dublin four days earlier. There is a 21-gun salute as the band plays the American National Anthem. As President Kennedy boards the plane, he gives one final salute to the officials and waves to the cheering crowd.
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 JFK, President Kennedy, John F Kennedy, Shannon, Sinéad de Valera
- Geographical coverage Ireland, Shannon
- Genre Factual
- Topic Politics and Economics
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel Telefís Éireann
- Production year 1963
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier 99D00732
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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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Clip Length - 00:04:41
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