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JFK's daughter joins homestead celebrations

PRESIDENT John F Kennedy's daughter Caroline and his sister Jean Kennedy Smith will be returning to their ancestral heartland in New Ross, Co Wexford, as part of the JFK50 celebration.

The event on June 22 will see the newly re-developed Kennedy Homestead officially opened by Taoiseach Enda Kenny, 50 years after the then US president's visit to his family's home. Former newscaster Anne Doyle will take to the quayside stage to preside over the celebrations in which an Emigrant Flame ceremony, featuring a narration by dancer Michael Flatley, will be one of the focal points.

Irish Independent