Kennedy's Historic Trip to the Birthplace of His Ancestors
In June, 1963 President John F. Kennedy made a historic trip to Ireland, the birthplace of his ancestors. Everywhere he visited, President Kennedy was given a hero's welcome. Grateful for this spontaneous outburst of joy, JFK responded with a natural warmth and sincerity which won the hearts of the Irish people.
This documentary depicts the euphoric mood of those memorable three days and features never-before-seen footage. It tells the stories of both the Irish and the Americans who were present at the time and follows the President's journey from Dublin to provincial towns of New Ross, Wexford, Cork, Galway, and Limerick.
This nostalgic program captures the atmosphere as it was in 1963 during the days of "Camelot," when an American President paid homage to his family's birthplace.