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    Jackie Kennedy in the aftermath of her husband's death

    Jackie Kennedy in the aftermath of her husband's death

    Shortly after noon on the 22nd of November, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated as he rode in a motorcade through Dealey Plaza in downtown Dallas , Texas.   It was five months after his hugely successful vist to Ireland.   Below see letters of thanks he sent to Taoiseach Sean Lemass following his visit.  Assassination Television and radio stations suspended their regular programs to carry uninterrupted coverage of the President's assassination.  Lorcan Clancy trawled through the archives to find out how the news spread, and how the world reacted to the death of a President and compiled a report which was played ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2013/1117/486236-the-history-show-sunday-17-november-2013/?clipid=1353579
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    Space

    In 1977, NASA spacecraft Voyager 1 blasted off from Planet Earth. 36 years later it has left our solar system to explore the final frontier. It is now 12 billion miles away, having just left the solar system. But 8 years previous to that, NASA had achieved what most people at the time thought was impossible. On 20th July 1969, NASA landed a manned spacecraft on the moon. But there are few moments in history as defining for a nation and the world as May 25, 1961. That's when President John F. Kennedy announced the plan to put a man ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2013/0913/474013-today-with-sean-o-rourke-friday-13-september-2013/?clipid=1309852
    Miriam Meets... cousins Patrick Kennedy and Patrick Grennan

    Miriam Meets... cousins Patrick Kennedy and Patrick Grennan

    This week Miriam O'Callaghan meets fourth cousins Patrick Grennan and Congressman Patrick Kennedy. They are related through their great great great grandfather James Kennedy. His son Patrick left for Boston in 1848 and his descendents include President JF Kennedy, Senator Edward Kennedy and the late Senator's youngest son Congressman Patrick Kennedy. Patrick Grennan is descended from the same James Kennedy through his grandmother Mary and he farms the ancestral land at Dunganstown in County Wexford. This June, there will be a gathering of Kennedys to launch a new visitor's centre at the Dunganstown farm. Patrick Grennan tells Miriam about how ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/miriam-meets/programmes/2013/0602/453923-miriam-meets-congressman-patrick-kennedy-and-patrick-grennan/?clipid=1229815

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