John Fitzgerald Kennedy, President of the USA, visited Limerick City on Saturday 29th June 1963 on the last day of his historic visit to Ireland that year. He was introduced to his Limerick cousins from his maternal Fitzgerald side and honoured as a Freeman of Limerick. President Kennedy replied that Mayor of Limerick Frances Condell’s speech that day was the ‘best he heard since he came to Europe’.
The following video extract from a rarely seen documentary shows President Kennedy at Greenpark race course in Limerick City.
This video clip is an extract from a documentary archive film, made by the Columban Fathers in 1963, that is now available for viewing courtesy of the Irish Film Institute site. Click HERE for full JFK documentary.