JFK In Ireland -- President John F. Kennedy's 1963 Trip. Much More in "The Kennedys: America's Emerald Kings".
Thirty-five years ago, in late June 1963, President John F. Kennedy visited Ireland to a resounding reception. The beginning of "The Kennedys: America's Emerald Kings" begins with JFK's speech in New Ross, not far from the Dunganstown farm where his great-grandfather, Patrick Kennedy, left for America. JFK often spoke of the "emerald thread" of immigration that tied Ireland the United States together. Here are some of the filmed highlights from JFK's trip.