IRISH PHOTO ARCHIVE

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Thursday, 21 November 2013

From the Whitehouse to Wexford: JFK’s visit to Ireland in 1963.


On the 27th June, 1963, JFK visited his ancestral hometown of Co. Wexford. This was a proud moment for Ireland and one that was much anticipated, particularly for the townspeople and JKF’s Irish relatives who were there to greet him.  In this photograph, Mrs Mary Ryan (neé J F. Kennedy) embraces President Kennedy and plants a kiss on his cheek, uttering the words, “Welcome home, Jack”.