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A very full Eyre Square, Galway, for JFK's remarks on the final day of his visit. (JFK Presidential Library)

JFK waving to the people of Galway from his open-topped car. (NLI, Independent Newspapers Collection)

JFK waving to the people of Galway from his open-topped car. (NLI, Independent Newspapers Collection)

Distant figures on rooftops try to get the best view of JFK in Eyre Square, Galway. (NLI, Independent Newspapers Collection)

Distant figures on rooftops try to get the best view of JFK in Eyre Square, Galway. (NLI, Independent Newspapers Collection)

The podium in Eyre Square, where JFK was honoured with the Freedom of the City of Galway. (NLI, Independent Newspapers Collection)

The podium in Eyre Square, where JFK was honoured with the Freedom of the City of Galway. (NLI, Independent Newspapers Collection)

Galway

29 June 1963

Speaking to the crowds on his Galway visit, President Kennedy emphasised the connections betweent the west of Ireland and the United States, telling them that “If the day was clear enough and if you went down to the Bay and you looked west and your sight was good enough, you would see Boston, Massachusetts.”

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