2016 Kennedy Summer School

Pictured at the Kennedy Summer School at New Ross Co. Wexford on the Dunbrody Famine Ship are Tad Devine, Chief Strategist with the Bernie Sanders 2016 Presidential Campaign, The United States Ambassador to Ireland Kevin F. O’Malley, the former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley and Kevin Cullen, Columnist with the Boston Globe. (Photo: Patrick Browne)

By Olivia O’Mahony, Editorial Assistant
October / November 2016

The annual Kennedy Summer School took place in September in New Ross, County Wexford. Over 30 guest speakers, including the U.S. Ambassador Kevin O’Malley, attended a series of ten debates relating to Irish and American politics in President John F. Kennedy’s ancestral hometown.

“It is quite remarkable to think that 53 years after President Kennedy stood on the quay here in New Ross, we are still coming together in his name,” said Ambassador O’Malley. “There are few presidents who could lay claim to leaving such an illustrious imprint on the world, but then there were few presidents like Kennedy.” ♦

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