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The Handshake

Michael Freeman

People from every household in the Galbally/Kereight/ Barmoney/Raheenahoone/Tomfarney/Ballyhogue area of mid-county Wexford tried to get to Wexford town and New Ross town for a glimpse of JFK. Tom Finn of Barmoney,Adamstown succeeded in meeting him and in getting a handshake from President Kennedy. It created a huge sensation across the area. Tom became a celebrity throughout the region as everybody wanted to shake his hand – the hand that shook the hand of President Kennedy.

- in New Ross