Thursday 27 November 2014

Pictures: 50th anniversary of JFK visit to Ireland

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Day One: President John F. Kennedy arrives at Dublin Airport and is introduced to VIPs by Taoiseach Sean Lemass. 26.06.1963 . (Part of NPA and Independent Newspapers Ireland)
Day One: President John F. Kennedy arrives at Dublin Airport and is introduced to VIPs by Taoiseach Sean Lemass. 26.06.1963 . (NPA and Independent Newspapers Ireland collection)
Day One: A detailed map from the Defence Forces' Ceremonial Order giving instructions to soldiers and officers at Dublin airport on the correct protocols for the JFK visit. Read more in part two of JFK Stories. (Courtesy MilitaryArchives.ie)
Day One: A copy of a cable, courtesy of the National Archives of Ireland. In JFK Stories, Dr Michael Kennedy of the Royal Irish Academy delves into the secret files and reveals what went on behind the scenes in 1963.
6-year-old Kathleen Doyle shakes hands with JFK on Thursday, June 27, 1963. Now 56, read Kathleen's story in JFK Stories this Saturday.
Day Two: A detail from the 1963 diary of former Lensmen photographer Andrew Farren. Andy was the only Irish photographer allowed inside the homestead to capture JFK enjoying a cup of tea with his cousins. Now 94, read Andy's story in JFK Stories this Saturday. Picture: Mark Condren
Day Two: Former Lensmen photographer Andrew Farren holds a negative of a picture that he took on June 27, 1963 at Dunganstown Co Wexford. Andy was the only Irish photographer allowed inside the homestead to capture JFK enjoying a cup of tea with his cousins. Now 94, read Andy's story in JFK Stories this Saturday. Picture: Mark Condren
Day Two: JFK meets with his Irish cousins in the barnyard of their mutual forefather's homestead, at Dunganstown, June 27, 1963. Among those present were: Margaret Kirwan; Eunice Shriver and Jean Smith, the President's sisters; Josephine Ryan; Mary Ryan; JFK; Mary Anne Ryan; Margaret Whitty; and Joan Kirwan. (Part of the NPA and Independent Newspapers Ireland)
Day Two: President Kennedy lays a wreath at the John Barry Memorial at Crescent Quay in Wexford, Ireland. Also present are Mayor Thomas Burne, a naval aide, Minister of External Affairs Frank Aiken, and US Ambassador to Ireland Matthew McCloskey. Photograph by Robert Knudsen in the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston.
Day Two: Donated to the New Ross Community Museum 1963 JFK by Rosa Ronan daughter of the late Mrs G.Lalor. Photo:Mary Browne
Victor Furness was a member of a choir that sang for JFK in Wexford. Read his story in JFK Stories.
Day Two: JFK is mobbed at a garden party in Aras an Uachtarain (NPA/Irish Independent Collection)
Day Two: President Kennedy addresses a crowd in New Ross, watched by Mayor Andy Minihan (NPA/Irish Independent Collection)
Day Two: JFK stands at a podium and delivers a speech to a large crowd of spectators at New Ross Quay, New Ross.
Day Two: JFK (top of picture) stops outside the Loreto Convent in Wexford and greets a distant cousin, the Mother Superior Sr Clement (JFK Library)
Day Two: JFK's cousin Mary Ryan greets him at the entrance to the old Kennedy homestead at Dunganstown (JFK Library)
Day Two: JFK presses the flesh in Wexford town (NPA/Irish Independent Collection)
Day Two: The President greets schoolchildren in Wexford (Courtesy JFK Library)
Day Three: JFK passes down Patrick Street in Cork (Courtesy The White House)
Day Two: JFK's motorcade passes through New Ross (NPA/Irish Independent Collection)
Day Two: Every vantage point was used as JFK's cavalcade passed through New Ross (Courtesy The White House)
Day Three: President Kennedy shakes hands with wellwishers in Cork (JFK Library)
Day Three: JFK smiles at the crowd as his motorcade passes through Dublin (JFK Library)
Day Three: JFK on Patrick Street in Cork. Landmark department store Cash's - now Brown Thomas - can be seen in the background (Courtesy The White House)
Day Three: Taoiseach Sean Lemass and John F. Kennedy at Arbour Hill, Dublin. (NPA/Irish Independent Collection)
Day Three: JFK with Sean Lemass at Arbour Hill where he placed a wreath on the graves of the leaders of the 1916 Rising. (NPA/Irish Independent Collection)
Day Three: President Kennedy makes history when for the first time a visitor addressed both houses of the Oireachtas. It was also the first time that news photographs were allowed to be taken during a sitting of the houses. Members of the Government led by Taoiseach Sean Lemass are seated on the left-hand side of the house. The opposition benches are on the right. Read the full speech delivered by JFK and get analysis of its contents in JFK Stories (Courtesy Lensmen and IrishPhotoArchive.ie)
Day Three: President Kennedy makes history when for the first time a visitor addressed both houses of the Oireachtas. It was also the first time that news photographs were allowed to be taken during a sitting of the houses. Members of the Government led by Taoiseach Sean Lemass are seated on the left-hand side of the house. The opposition benches are on the right. Read the full speech delivered by JFK and get analysis of its contents in JFK Stories (Courtesy Lensmen and IrishPhotoArchive.ie)
Day Three: President Kennedy makes history when for the first time a visitor addressed both houses of the Oireachtas. Behind JFK is a flag he was about to unveil belonging to the "Fighting 69th" - an Irish battalion that fought in the American Civil War. Read the story of the flag in part two of JFK Stories on Monday (Courtesy Lensmen and IrishPhotoArchive.ie)
Day Three: The front page of the Irish Independent on the morning of June 29, the day after JFK addressed both houses of the Oireachtas in the Dail chamber
Day Four: President Kennedy addresses the crowd at Eyre Square, Galway (JFK Library)
Day Four: 300 schoolgirls form a giant tricolour to greet President Kennedy's helicopter on arrival at Galway. Read the story of one of them, Marie Dempsey, in JFK Stories on Saturday (JFK Library)
Day Four: JFK poses with Limerick Mayor Frances Condell at Limerick Racecourse (Courtesy "JFK and Ireland", Harper Collins)
Day Four: JFK shakes hands with excited schoolchildren after landing in Galway (Courtesy JFK Library)
Day Four: Galway photographer Stan Shields captured this image of the President on the final day of his visit (Courtesy Stan Shields)

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