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President John F. Kennedy get's ready to address the large audience at Greenpark Racecourse. (Limerick Leader)

The Mayor of Limerick, Frances Condell looks on as  JFK speaks at Greenpark Racecourse. (Limerick Leader)

The Mayor of Limerick, Frances Condell looks on as JFK speaks at Greenpark Racecourse. (Limerick Leader)

JFK pictured with The Mayor of Limerick, Frances Condell and Seán Lemass. (Limerick Leader)

JFK pictured with The Mayor of Limerick, Frances Condell and Seán Lemass. (Limerick Leader)

President John F. Kennedy wades his way through the crowd at Greenpark Racecourse. (Limerick Leader)

President John F. Kennedy wades his way through the crowd at Greenpark Racecourse. (Limerick Leader)

Limerick

29 June 1963

President Kennedy arrived from Galway to Greenpark Racecourse on the outskirts of Limerick, on his last stop before leaving Ireland at Shannon. Although Limerick had not originally been on the itinerary, Lord Mayor Frances Condell had campaigned tirelessly to have it included – and succeeded. 

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