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JFK in Shop Street Galway 1963

Maura Mc Sharry

The President of The United States in Galway, in Shop Street, being driven slowly past our famous bookshop O’ Gormans and I was there. He was dazzling with his broad Kennedy smile and deep tan. It was unbelievable, it still is. He was happy and so were the people of Galway. JFK wanted us to share in the glory of his Presidency. He felt safe and relaxed in our company and we were honoured by his presence. It was a wonderful day. Not even the heartbreaking tragedy which befell him five months later could ever destroy the memories of the friendship he shared with us so generously during his unforgettable visit to Ireland.

- in Galway