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
- ContributorJohn 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.”
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
- Genre Factual
- Topic Politics and Economics
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel Radio Éireann
- Production year 1963
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier AA4464
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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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Clip Length - 00:04:41
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Clip Length - 00:01:34
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