"This Is Where We All Say Goodbye"

EXHIBITION : PRESIDENT KENNEDY IN IRELAND

About this Item

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
  • Contributor
    Pádraig 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.

  • 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
    JFK, President Kennedy, John F Kennedy, Shannon, Sinéad de Valera
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland, Shannon
  • Topic
    Politics and Economics
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    Telefís Éireann
  • Production year
    1963
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    99D00732
  • 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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