O'Kennedy's Ireland

President John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s historic and touching 1963 visit to his grandparents’ homeland of Ireland is revealed here. To understand a man, especially one this complex, you must look at his past.

This poignant documentary sheds some light on the O'Kennedy clan's thousand year-old history. In retrospect, his promise to "be back" during the Farewell Address at Shannon Airport in Dublin is bittersweet, for almost six months later on November 22 that year, JFK was assassinated.

Narrated by Robert Vaughn

Additional Info

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Year: 1963
  • Duration: 72 min