2023 marks the 60th anniversary of the historical visit of President John F Kennedy to New Ross and to his ancestor's homestead at Dunganstown, where the tea party took place.
That famous Irish tea party is set to be re-enacted at the JFK Arboretum in Co. Wexford during the annual Kennedy Summer School on the afternoon of Thursday 31 August 2023.
The Kennedy Summer School will celebrate the presidential visit of John F Kennedy to New Ross and Dunganstown with a special event of talks, entertainment and afternoon tea. The event will be hosted by news presenter Eileen Whelan, who will talk about her career path and life at RTÉ.
The Kennedy Summer School Tea Party is hosted by Sean Connick, CEO of the John F Kennedy Trust.
Sarah Clancy, a West End singer and actress will entertain guests with a wide variety of numbers, and she will be accompanied by musician Tomas Kavanagh.
In addition, a documentary that was filmed in New Ross during the 50th anniversary of the visit of President John F Kennedy to New Ross in 1963 will be screened.
For further details and tickets for the 2023 events, visit KennedySummerSchool.ie or call St Michael's Theatre on 051 421255. The Kennedy Summer School and Festival is run in association with the Office of Public Works, New Ross District Council, Wexford County Council, Boston College, Purdue University and Fáilte Ireland.
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