Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.
This folder contains a press copy of an exchange of remarks between President John F. Kennedy and Sean Lemass, Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland, upon the latter's arrival on the South Lawn of the White House. In his remarks the President discusses his recent trip to Ireland and the numerous contributions to society made by Americans of Irish descent. Prime Minister Lemass discusses the historical relationship between Ireland and the United States, noting a common struggle for independence and a shared dedication to the ideals of freedom and democracy.