"The 51st State of the United States"

EXHIBITION : PRESIDENT KENNEDY IN IRELAND

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Karl Jones reports for radio from Wexford Town, where President Kennedy will shortly lay a wreath at the statue of John Barry.

  • Title
    John Barry Statue in Wexford
  • 1st Broadcast
    27/06/1963
  • Contributor
    Karl Jones (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:02:57
  • Material Type
    Audio
  • Series title
    President Kennedy in Ireland
  • Clip title
    "The 51st State of the United States"
  • Extended description

    Karl Jones reports for radio from Wexford Town, where President Kennedy will shortly lay a wreath at the statue of John Barry in Crescent Quay. Barry was a commander of the American navy who was born in Wexford and Kennedy himself is a former naval officer.

    Jones describes both the street scene and conditions on the sea. He says that a while ago there were more gardaí than spectators present, but now the place is thronged and looks like the 51st state of the United States, with American flags everywhere. The president arrives in a motorcade, wearing a light grey suit and looking very smart.

  • Information

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

  • Local keywords
    President Kennedy, John F. Kennedy, JFK, Wexford Town, John Barry, American navy, US Navy, United States, Politics
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    Politics and Economics
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    Radio Éireann
  • Production year
    1963
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    AA4458
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Language used
    English (eng)
  • Original language
    English (eng)
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