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JFK laying a wreath in memory of Wexford-born Commodore John Barry, a hero of the US Navy. (JFK Presidential Library)

Wexford dignitaries look on JFK speaks to the crowds. (NLI, Independent Newspapers Collection)

Wexford dignitaries look on JFK speaks to the crowds. (NLI, Independent Newspapers Collection)

A large crowd surround podium. A few people sit on roof behind podium too. Flags flying, 'Céad Míle Fáilte' banner. (JFK Presidential Library)

A large crowd surround podium. A few people sit on roof behind podium too. Flags flying, 'Céad Míle Fáilte' banner. (JFK Presidential Library)

Wexford Harbour

27 June 1963

JFK went from his own ancestors’ home in Dunganstown to Wexford town, where he laid a golden cypress wreath in memory of Commodore John Barry, and was also presented with the Freedom of the Town of Wexford at Redmond Place.

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