- Apr 28, 2007
He was the youngest elected US President and there was some controversy attached to the Kennedy family over the years, but I still visit neighbours here with photographs of his visit to Ireland in their parlours and the JFK Park is a wonderful monument to him. I was just a baby when he visited, but his visit seemed to make Irish natives happy.In his speech at the quayside in New Ross the President told onlookers:
When my great-grandfather left here to become a cooper in East Boston he carried nothing with him except two things a strong religious faith and a strong desire for liberty. I am glad to say that all of his grandchildren have valued that inheritance.
JFK visits Ireland — History.com This Day in History — 6/27/1963
List of Presidents of the United States by age - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Here he is with some of his Irish relations.