President John F Kennedy's Visit 1963


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The election of John Fitzgerald Kennedy to the office of the President of the United States in 1960 was celebrated as a momentous occasion in Ireland. The great-grandson of Irish immigrants, he regularly acknowledged his Irish roots and in June 1963 he became the first serving American President to pay a visit to Ireland.

Military Archives holds a wealth of material relating to the Defence Forces’ role in the presidential visit and their participation later that same year in his funeral ceremonies at Arlington Cemetery, Virginia.

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