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JFK: A Homecoming examines and reflects on the Ireland into which President John F. Kennedy arrived.
Having spent the last 18 months researching President Kennedy's historic visit to Ireland in 1963, Television Presenter, Ryan Tubridy now takes us on a remarkable journey behind the scenes of this era-defining visit. Ryan is both obsessed by, and passionate about, the impact this event had on Ireland.
What is less well known is that John F. Kennedy was in Ireland on three other occasions, revealing a much deeper relationship between Kennedy and Ireland. This documentary delves behind the well-known story of the 1963 visit to examine his relationship with us - and ours, as a nation, with him.
Did Ireland really affect Kennedy or was it for show? Was it all just sentimental or was he closing a significant circle of history?
An Animo Production for RTÉ