Edward Kennedy Jr flew into Dublin Airport on 19 June 1974.
The 12-year-old American had come to join some school friends and their teacher Rick Van Nuys on a holiday touring around Ireland. His sister Kara and father Senator Edward Kennedy were due to arrive at a later date.
This RTÉ News report from the day shows Edward, also known as Teddy, being greeted at the airport. He is surrounded by friends and photographers keen to snap the nephew of the late US President John F. Kennedy.
Note: This clip is mute.