The Day President Kennedy came to Cork

John F. Kennedy in Cork, 1963

With the present incumbent currently visiting Ireland, it seems appropriate to share this image of John F. Kennedy, President of the United States, in Cork on 28 June 1963. Kennedy spent four days in Ireland as part of a European tour.

His visit to Cork was one of the biggest events ever staged in the city. A special photographic supplement which included many images of Kennedy’s visit to Ireland was published in ‘The Capuchin Annual’ (1964), pp 260-88. It can be viewed online at

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