President Kennedy Visits Ireland in 1963

Here’s a little more about the photo we posted earlier showing JFK’s visit to Ireland. We also posted a cool black and white image of Kennedy here. Check that out.

President Kennedy visits his ancestral home of Dunganstown, Ireland

Source: The Daily Mail

In 1963 President John F. Kennedy traveled to Ireland for a four-day trip, including a stop in County Wexford, where he was met with what can only be described as a “rapturous welcome.”

In his remarks at Eyre Square in Galway, Kennedy said:

I want to express to you of this country how much this visit has meant. It is strange that so many years could pass and so many generations pass and still some of us who come on this trip could come home and here to Ireland and feel ourselves at home and not feel ourselves in a strange country, but feel ourselves among neighbors, even though we are separated by generations, by time, and by thousands of miles.