Immersed in the past but looking forward: young and hopeful Kennedys steal limelight
JACK Schlossberg was a little nervous as he began his speech. And who could blame him, for this is a young man who has grown up with a heavy hand of history ever-present on his shoulder.
He was standing on the same spot where 50 years ago, his grandfather addressed a crowd who had flocked to New Ross to feast their eyes on a barely believable sight, an Irish-American US president, returned to reclaim his roots.
He had been introduced by his mother, Caroline, and began speaking of the entwined histories of Ireland and America.