Joe Delaney 'Town Crier' took to the streets of New Ross, Co.Wexford to practice reading the 'Declaration of Independence' ahead of July 4 Irish America Day celebrations. Photo: Mary Browne.

New Ross’ Town Crier Announces the Second Annual Irish America Day

Visitors to New Ross town might have been surprised to see a ‘Town Crier’ dressed as he would have in 1776, as he took to the quayside to practice reading the Declaration of Independence ahead of this week’s July 4th Irish American Day celebrations. An action packed programme of events for all the family was announced in New Ross for Ireland’s official July 4 celebrations,...

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Jean Kennedy Smith, Enda Kenny and Caroline Kennedy light the eternal Emigrant Flame.

The Homecoming: The Kennedy Clan’s Irish Gathering for the JFK50

During John F Kennedy’s brief (four minutes) but powerful speech to the people of New Ross in 1963 he referred to his great grandfather, Patrick, who left the area in 1849 with nothing but “a strong religious faith and a strong desire for liberty”. A powerful illustration of how JFK adhered to his ancestor’s faith is his rosary beads on display in the newly opened Kennedy Homestead...

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