02/06/2013. Free To Use Images. JFK Stamps Launch. Pictured at the John F Kennedy Statue New Ross, Co Wexford where two new stamps marking the 50th anniversary of the visit of President John F Kennedy to Ireland in June 1963 were unveiled. Pictured is a 60c stamp shows a photograph of President Kennedy being served tea by his cousin’s daughter, the late Mary Ann Ryan. Pictured are the Grennans who are distant cousins of President Kennedy. Pictured in the foreground are Lucyann Grennan and Eanna Grennan with in the background are Patrick and Jim Grennan 3rd cousins of President Kennedy and nephew's to the late Mary Ann Ryan, with their famlies, Siobhan, Donagh, Thomas and Audry Grennan. Picture: Patrick Browne
Stamps mark President John F Kennedy’s 1963 visit to Ireland
Sunday June 2nd, 2013: Two new stamps marking the 50th anniversary of the visit of President John F Kennedy to Ireland in June 1963 were unveiled in at New Ross Town Council, Co Wexford today.
Designed by leading designer, Steve Simpson, the stamps and a first day cover feature iconic photographs taken during the historic four-day visit.
A 60c stamp shows a photograph of President Kennedy being served tea by his cousin’s daughter, the late Mary Ann Ryan, in Dunganstown, just outside New Ross.
A 90c stamp shows President Kennedy and Taoiseach Seán Lemass laying a wreath at Arbour Hill. Also pictured is then Commandant PJ Daly who went on to become Brigadier General of the Defence Forces and who joined Jim Grennan, a distant cousin of the Kennedys to unveil the stamps at today’s special ceremony.
Speaking at the unveiling Cllr Paul Crowdle, Cathaoirleach of New Ross Town Council, welcomed An Post’s decision to unveil the JFK Commemorative stamps in New Ross: “This stamp launch is part of this year’s special JFK 50 programme of events and reinforces the close links between New Ross and the Kennedy Family.”
Mr Barney Whelan, An Post Director of Communications and Corporate A