June 27th, 1963: On the second day of his visit to Ireland, President Kennedy went to Wexford, ancestral home of the Kennedys.
The television and radio coverage captured the excitement of the occasion and includes the speeches from New Ross and Wexford Town, where the president talked about his pride in his Irish heritage.
The Kennedy homestead in Dunganstown was to be one of the highlights of the visit. The president drank tea and cut a cake in the farmyard. The video clip attached is of the family reunion, where they drank a cup of tea for "all the Kennedys who went and all the Kennedys who stayed."
After leaving Wexford, President Kennedy returned to Dublin, where he attended a garden party in the rain at Áras an Uachtaráin.
Tea with President Kennedy at his ancestral farm in Dunganstown, Co. Wexford.