"Go Safely and Return Soon"

EXHIBITION : PRESIDENT KENNEDY IN IRELAND

About this Item

As President Kennedy departs from Shannon, some reflections on his visit and the impact he has made in Ireland.

  • Title
    Impressions of the President
  • 1st Broadcast
    29/06/1963
  • Contributor
    John Skehan
    Síle Ní Bhriain
  • Clip Duration
    00:01:34
  • Material Type
    Audio
  • Series title
    President Kennedy in Ireland
  • Clip title
    "Go Safely and Return Soon"
  • Extended description

    As President Kennedy departs commentators John Skehan and Síle Ní Bhriain describe the scene at Shannon and give their impressions of him. The abiding impression is that President Kennedy, as one of the most important men in the world, has done Ireland proud in devoting four days of his time to visiting Ireland.

    “He has been the most honoured and welcomed guest, and probably the most honoured and the most welcomed in the whole history of Ireland. And the wish of everyone here in Shannon and indeed in the country as a whole as he takes his leave is that he should go safely and return soon.”

  • Information

    This clip is taken from the live coverage of President Kennedy’s visit to Ireland.

  • Local keywords
    JFK, John F Kennedy, President Kennedy, Arthur Quinlan, John Skehan, Síle Ní Bhriain, Shannon
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland, Shannon
  • Topic
    Politics and Economics
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    Radio Éireann
  • Production year
    1963
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    AA4464
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Language used
    English and Irish
  • Original language
    English and Irish
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