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    Freedom of the City of Edinburgh Chest
    Gifts from Heads of Stateca. 1939

    Silver chest with a hinged lid. The exterior is embossed in relief with Celtic knot work along the edges on all four sides. The seal of Edinburgh is engraved on the exterior front. The lid is engraved with the inscription: "Presented by the Corporation of Edinburgh along with the Burgess Ticket conferring the Freedom of the City, His Excellency the...

  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    Freedom of the City of Cork Scroll
    Gifts from Heads of State1963

    The scroll is an illuminated inscription on long textile, with a wooden rod on one end and gold fringe on the other. The inscription is in Gaelic on the left and English on the right. The coat of arms for the City of Cork is in the middle: a ship between two watch towers and "Statio Bene Fide Carinis" meaning a "safe harbor for ships." The Kennedy ...

  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    Resolution Honoring John F. Kennedy as Freeman of Galway
    Gifts from Heads of StateJune 1963

    Illuminated and calligraphied document written in Gaelic, in black and colored inks. The document honors President John F. Kennedy as a freeman of Galway. It is signed by the Mayor of Galway, Padraig O'Riain. The seal of the city of Galway is drawn at the top.

  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    Bardas Luimni Certificate of Freedom of the City of Limerick
    Gifts from Heads of StateJune 29, 1963

    Illuminated certificate in Gaelic, in black ink conferring the Honorary Freedom of the City of Limerick on John F. Kennedy. The seal of the city of Limerick is at painted in the upper left and the Kennedy coat of arms at upper right. The Certificate is signed by Mayor Frances Condell. A red wax seal is at the bottom right. "Freedom of the City" is ...

  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    Leinster Harp Plaque
    Gifts from Heads of State

    Gilt bas relief of a Leinster harp surrounded by a gilt Celtic knot work attached to a Connemara marble plaque that has tapered sides and cut away corners at top. A bas relief of the Great Seal of the United States is attached to the marble above the harp. The plaque sits on a black stone base with a silver inscription plate engraved in Gaelic, whi...

  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    Freedom of the City of Limerick Casket
    Gifts from Heads of State

    Mahogany casket with hinged lid which bears a silver plaque inscribed in Gaelic. The inscription reads: This casket contains the certificate of freedom of the city of Limerick conferred by the Limerick corporation on his excellency John Fitzgerald Kennedy, President of the United States, 29 June 1963. The front of the chest bears the shield of the ...

  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    Freedom of the City of Galway Casket
    Gifts from Heads of State

    Cylinder shaped gilt casket set in a Connemara marble base with silver mounts decorated with Celtic knot work running between the two mounts. This casket is the Freedom of the City of Galway, presented to President Kennedy by P.D. Ryan, the Mayor of Galway. The casket is engraved with a Gaelic inscription "To John Fitzgerald Kennedy President of th...

  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    Freedom of Wexford Chest
    Gifts from Heads of State

    Gilt silver chest naming President Kennedy an Honorary Freeman of Wexford, making him the 13th freeman of Wexford, an honor previously conferred only 12 times in 100 years. The chest has a hinged lid which bears an inscription in Gaelic, which translates to: "Presented to Mr. John Fitzgerald Kennedy President of the United States of America on the ...

  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    Freedom of the City of Cork Casket
    Gifts from Heads of State

    The casket is a rectangular box with hinged lid and tapered sides, mounted on Connemara marble and wood base. The lid has a Gaelic inscription on one side and an English inscription on the other. The lid handle bears the coat of arms for the City of Cork: a ship between two watch towers and "Statio Bene Fide Carinis" meaning a "safe harbor for ship...

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