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    John F. Kennedy and Ireland

    John Fitzgerald Kennedy, America’s first Irish-Catholic president, was the offspring of two families whose roots stretched back to Ireland. The Fitzgerald family was from western Ireland in the rural County Limerick village of Bruff. Sometime between 1846 and 1855 some of the Fitzgeralds migrated to America because of the devastating potato famine....

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    The Kennedy Family

    John F. Kennedy was the offspring of two families, the Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys, whose roots stretched back to Ireland. They immigrated to Boston in the 1840's seeking greater economic opportunity, religious and political liberty in America. The Irish in particular readily adapted to the American political system. By the end of the nineteent...

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    Fitzgerald Family Bible to be Open in Celebration of St. Patrick's Day (March 17, 2003)
    0/17/2003

    Boston, MA—In celebration of the nation’s immigrant tradition, on Monday, March 17th, St. Patrick’s Day, and to mark the 40th anniversary of President Kennedy’s trip to Ireland, the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum will open for the first-time to the press the Fitzgerald family bible. The bible contains a handwritten chron...

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