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JFK telling the crowd at New Ross that he was "happy to be back." (NLI, Independent Newspapers Collection)

Well-wishers in New Ross stretch out their hands towards JFK. (NLI)

Well-wishers in New Ross stretch out their hands towards JFK. (NLI)

Crowds gathered in front of the podium on the quay in New Ross.  (NLI, Independent Newspapers Collection)

Crowds gathered in front of the podium on the quay in New Ross. (NLI, Independent Newspapers Collection)

New Ross

27 June 1963

The morning after his arrival in Ireland, JFK travelled in his green and white helicopter to O’Kennedy Park in New Ross, Co Wexford. His Kennedy ancestors had emigrated from Wexford in the 19th century, and JFK had driven through New Ross on a previous visit.

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