Friday 28 November 2014

Kennedys return for 50th anniversary of JFK visit

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President Michael D Higgins chats with Caroline Kennedy (centre) with (left to right) Rose , John, Edwin Schlossberg, Sabina Higgins, Mary Higgins and Tatiana, at Aras an Uachtarain. Around 30 members of the extended Kennedy and Fitzgerald clan are here to commemorate JFK's trip here in 1963 (PA/PA)
President Michael D Higgins chats with Caroline Kennedy (centre) with (left to right) Rose , John, Edwin Schlossberg, Sabina Higgins, Mary Higgins and Tatiana, at Aras an Uachtarain. Around 30 members of the extended Kennedy and Fitzgerald clan are here to commemorate JFK's trip here in 1963 (PA/PA)
Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore with Caroline Kennedy and former Irish ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith as he presented a framed photo of her late fathers John F. Kennedy visit to Ireland in Iveagh House in Dublin where a dinner was hosted for them.
Patrick Kennedy and his 16 month old son Owen at the Four Seasons Hotel in Ballsbridge in Dublin.
Jimmy Deenihan Minister for Arts Heritage and the Gaeltact, Caroline Kennedy and her children Jack, Rose and Tatiana, husband Edwin Schlossberg and National Library of Ireland Director Fiona Ross at the National Library of Ireland.
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend (daughter of Bobby Kennedy), sewed the first stitch in the specially commissioned Coming Home tapestry. The one off piece which is being created by Ros Tapestries is dedicated to the memory and legacy of John Fitzgerald Kennedy the 35th president of the United States.
President Michael D Higgins chats with Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of John F Kennedy at Aras an Uachtarain. Caroline and other members of the Kennedy family are in Ireland to take part in a series of events to mark 50 years since his visit. (PA/PA)
Lt. Col. Brendan Delaney of the Irish Army hands over the JFK Emigrant Flame to Lt. Comdr. Conor Kirwan of the Irish Naval Service at Dublin Airport. (Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin/Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin)
Breda Hickey 75, who met the late president John F Kennedy in the US Embassy in Dublin in 1963 and who is originally from Enniscorthy Co Wexford, on board the L.E. Orla which will be ferry the eternal flame from John F Kennedy's grave in Arlington Cemetery, Washington, that was flown into Dublin Airport, to Wexford as part of the JFK celebrations commemorating the late president's visit to Ireland in 1963. (PA/PA)
Sub Lieutenant Ciaran O'Shea on board the L.E. Orla with the eternal flame from John F Kennedy's grave in Arlington Cemetery, Washington, that was flown into Dublin Airport and which will be ferried on board the ship to Wexford as part of the JFK celebrations commemorating the late president's visit to Ireland in 1963. (PA/PA)
Irish Navy Personnel with the eternal flame from John F Kennedy's grave in Arlington Cemetery, Washington, that was flown into Dublin Airport and which will be ferried on board the ship to Wexford as part of the JFK celebrations commemorating the late president's visit to Ireland in 1963. (PA/PA)
The aircraft carrying the JFK 'Emigrant Flame' arrives at Dublin Airport. (Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin/Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin)
 The aircraft carrying the JFK 'Emigrant Flame' at Dublin Airport this morning. The flame was transfered by a Colour party from the Irish Army to the care of the Irish Naval Service, with whom it travelled to New Ross aboard the Naval vessel, Le Orla. (Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin/Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin)
The aircraft carrying the JFK 'Emigrant Flame' at Dublin Airport this morning. The Emigrant Flame will form part of a cermonial event in New Ross, Wexford on Saturday 22nd June's part of a programme of JFK50 Celebratory events in the town. (Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin/Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin)
Passengers look on as the aircraft carrying the JFK 'Emigrant Flame' at arrived Dublin Airport. (Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin/Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin)
Minister Paul Kehoe T.D takes the JFK 'Emigrant Flame' from the aircraft at Dublin Airport. The flame, lit from the Eternal Flame at the late President John F Kennedy's graveside at Arlington National Cemetry, Virginia was transported in a specially designed miner's lamp on board Aer Lingus flight EI 108 from New York. (Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin/Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin)
 Lt. Col. Brendan Delaney of the Irish Army hands over the JFK Emigrant Flame to Lt. Comdr. Conor Kirwan of the Irish Naval Service at Dublin Airport. (Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin/Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin)
The JFK Emigrant Flame was lit from the Eternal Flame at the late President John F Kennedy's graveside at Arlington National Cemetry, Virginia and was transported in a specially designed miner's lamp on board Aer Lingus flight EI 108 from New York. (Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin/Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin)
Lt. Comdr. Conor Kirwan of the Irish Naval Service takes possession of the JFK Emigrant Flame at Dublin Airport. (Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin/Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin)
Children from Scoil Mhuire, Horsewood welcome the aircraft carrying the JFK 'Emigrant Flame' at Dublin Airport. (Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin/Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin)
Pictured at National Library of Ireland prior to the launch of JFK Homecoming Exhibition were Caroline Kennedys children Jack,Tatiana and Rose
Fiona Ross Director of National Library of Ireland , Jimmy Deenihan Minister for Arts Heritage and the Gaeltact who presented Caroline Kennedy with a certificate of Irish Heritage at the Library launch of JFK Homecoming Exhibition to mark 50th anniversary of JFK'S visit to Ireland.
Stitcher Rosa Ronan and Kiley Kennedy (granddaughter of Ted Kennedy junior) and Harpur Petitgout step daughter of Patrick Kenneyd put a new stitch in the  monumental Ros Tapestry.  The tapestry which is based upon a painting by artist Reilt n Murphy is a tribute to the close ties between the Irish and American people. Every state in the United States will be symbolically represented on the tapestry and the names of famous Irish emigrants will be embroidered on the finished piece.
 Minister Eamon Gilmore hosted a dinner in Honour of Ms Caroline Kennedy and members of the Kennedy Family on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the visit of President John F. Kennedy to Ireland .
Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore with Ms Caroline Kennedy and members of the Kennedy Family.

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