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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

From Our Neighbour: South Kilkenny Historical Society

South Kilkenny Historical Society lecture

Thursday, April 25th 2013
Topic: John Kennedy's Irish Legacy - how JFK's visit and his presidency helped change Ireland.
Speaker: Mr Noel Whelan
Venue: The Emigrant Centre, New Ross (note change of venue for this lecture)
Time: 8pm
Admission: €5 (members free)

There will also be a presentation, by Mr Patrick Grennan of the Kennedy Homestead, Dunganstown, on the Kennedys' of Dunganstown and America.

In times of crisis the eyes of the world are fixed upon 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. This is the White House the seat of important councils and the place where one man must make momentous decisions that can affect the lives of people everywhere (The White House - An Historic Guide). For four days in 1963, from June 26th to 29th, the eyes of the world moved from the White House to Ireland and in particular to New Ross, the ancestral home of that man - The President of the United States of America.

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