How nice it is just to be Irish: President Kennedy’s trip home.

How nice it is just to be Irish: President Kennedy’s trip home.
Wednesday, 31 July at 7pm

Join Professor Mike Cronin, Academic Director, Boston College-Ireland for a  talk on the  historic visit of JFK to Ireland in 1963.


Free, no booking required

More about Mike Cronin
Having completed his D.Phil at Oxford on the history of the Blueshirt movement in Ireland, Professor Cronin worked for a number of years in the History department at Sheffield Hallam University. In 1998 he moved to take the post of Senior Research Fellow at the International Centre for Sports History and Culture at De Montfort University, Leicester. In 2003/4 Mike was awarded a Leverhulme Trust Study Abroad fellowship which he held at the Centre for Irish Studies at NUI Galway, and in the same year was also a Visiting Fellow at the Center for Irish Programs at Boston College. Since March 2005 he have been the Academic Director of the Centre for Irish Programmes at Boston College in Dublin.

This is one of many cultural and literary events inspired by our Summer Exhibition JFK Homecoming.  To learn more about the JFK exhibition click here.

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