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Thread: JFK Visit to Ireland 50 Years on 27th June.

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    Default JFK Visit to Ireland 50 Years on 27th June.

    In his speech at the quayside in New Ross the President told onlookers:


    When my great-grandfather left here to become a cooper in East Boston he carried nothing with him except two things a strong religious faith and a strong desire for liberty. I am glad to say that all of his grandchildren have valued that inheritance.
    He was the youngest elected US President and there was some controversy attached to the Kennedy family over the years, but I still visit neighbours here with photographs of his visit to Ireland in their parlours and the JFK Park is a wonderful monument to him. I was just a baby when he visited, but his visit seemed to make Irish natives happy.

    JFK visits Ireland — History.com This Day in History — 6/27/1963

    List of Presidents of the United States by age - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Here he is with some of his Irish relations.

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    My mother was talking about the Kennedy trip recently and told me that Kennedy's own secretary said JFK was happier in Ireland than he had ever been in his political life.

    All I could think of was Toxic Avenger and our pathetic need for attention and approval...but I smiled and agreed...

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    That pathetic need is a human failing in most of us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NewGoldDream View Post
    My mother was talking about the Kennedy trip recently and told me that Kennedy's own secretary said JFK was happier in Ireland than he had ever been in his political life.

    All I could think of was Toxic Avenger and our pathetic need for attention and approval...but I smiled and agreed...
    I'm afraid I must confess to remembering the visit fairly clearly. And most of the comments I recall from my elders and betters concentrated more on his Catholicism than his Irish origins. In fact, it now makes me wonder were we more catholic than Irish - or were the two simply inseparable. Very different times.

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    Wonder if Ryan Turgid's book will be reissued?
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    Who?

    Not relevant folks.
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    Later on this year will also see the 50th anniversary of his assassination.

    I remember reading something about Caroline Kennedy coming to Wexford for the anniversary of the visit. She is under consideration to be ambassador to Japan so may not be able to make it.

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    Worst thread ever
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    Clinton also felt comfortable here in Ireland, we do the auld hurrah job brilliantly here. but the Marilyn Munroe thang was a bit of a saga.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drummed View Post
    Worst thread ever
    So, you post on the worst thread ever, go back and piss on the gunpowder!!
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