Kennedy and Ireland

A year after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Look magazine brought out the JFK Memorial Issue.

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In an article by Joseph Roddy, ‘They cried the rain down that night’ mention was given to Kennedy’s visit to Mulligan’s pub.

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Roddy recalled that Kennedy, on his visit to Ireland shortly before his assassination, had missed seeing places he had seen before.

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He concluded his article with a description of Kennedy’s departure from Ireland:

Once past the guard, Kennedy stood alone and erect with the flag of Ireland before him, a 21-gun salute drumming from somewhere, while the air filled with ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ played slower than he heard it at home. He left then.

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