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June 26th, 1963, The motorcade is cheered along Dublin's Parliament Street, with City Hall in the background. (NLI, Independent Newspapers Collection)

June 27th, 1963, JFK is met by vast crowds in Cork. Newspapers reported that rose petals, confetti, streamers and ticker tape were thrown in the path of the cavalcade.

June 27th, 1963, JFK is met by vast crowds in Cork. Newspapers reported that rose petals, confetti, streamers and ticker tape were thrown in the path of the cavalcade.

June 29th, 1963, A very full Eyre Square, Galway, for JFK's remarks on the final day of his visit. (JFK Presidential Library)

June 29th, 1963, A very full Eyre Square, Galway, for JFK's remarks on the final day of his visit. (JFK Presidential Library)

Introduction

President John F Kennedy visited Ireland from 26 – 29 June 1963. The descendent of Irish emigrants, his homecoming generated a huge outpouring of warmth and welcome throughout the country.

Hundreds of thousands of Irish people turned out to cheer and applaud everywhere JFK went on the packed four day visit. Follow in his footsteps now, as you explore the locations he visited and the people he met – and tell us where you were, when JFK was here.


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