Address Before the Irish Parliament

Address Before the Irish Parliament

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Accession Number: WH-202-001

Digital Identifier: JFKWHA-202-001

Title: Address before the Irish Parliament in Dublin, 28 June 1963

Date(s) of Materials: 28 June 1963

Description: Audio recording of President John F. Kennedy’s address to the Oireachtas Éireann, the national parliament of Ireland, at Leinster House in Dublin, Ireland. In his speech the President discusses the historic relationship between Ireland and the United States, the numerous contributions to society made by Americans of Irish descent, and commends the representatives on Ireland's social, political, and economic advancements following the Famine. President Kennedy also explains the necessity for cooperative international relations in an increasingly global society, famously noting, "The supreme reality of our time is our indivisibility as children of God and the common vulnerability of this planet."

Copyright Status: Public Domain

Physical Description: 1 audio tape/reel (25 minutes)

Archival Creator: Department of Defense. Defense Communications Agency. White House Communications Agency. (1962 - 06/25/1991)

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