A new website, which seeks public recollections of the visit to Ireland by former US president John F Kennedy in 1963, has been launched.

It offers people the opportunity to upload videos, photos and accounts of their memories of the visit 50 years ago.

The site was set up by the US Embassy in conjunction with the National Library.

It will feed into an exhibition in the National Library from 20 June, which is to be opened by a member of the Kennedy family.

Included among the material already featured on the website is an account from 57-year-old Wexford man John Murphy, who features in an iconic image of JFK’s visit to New Ross.

Plans are also in place by An Post to issue a commemorative stamp and the Central Bank will mint a commemorative coin to mark the anniversary.