Lynne Kelleher is joined by cousins of John F. Kennedy in the maternal homeland of the Fitzgeralds.
Pat Moloney from Cnoc Áine recounts stories of Time Magazines visit to Lough Gur and Tom Fitzgerald (1st cousin of JFK) shares an incredible story about the Bruff inauguration Bible.
Later in the talk Lynne is joined by Kerry Kennedy, who shares wonderful insights into the families love of Ireland.
Thomas Fitzgerald emigrated from Ireland in 1852 following 7 years of terrible famine in Ireland. Thomas’s eldest son John ‘Honey Fitz’ goes onto become Mayor of Boston. Honey Fitz’s grandson John F. Kennedy becomes president. A remarkable story.
A programme of the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Autumn School Celebrating Ireland’s Culture and its Diaspora