Kennedy and Ireland

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


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


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


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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