26/05/2013. Free To Use Image. Patrick Kennedy launches official Kennedy Homestead website and brochure. Pictured at the Kennedy Ancestral Home, Kennedy Homestead, Dunganstown, New Ross, Co. Wexford is Patrick Kennedy, son of the late Senator Ted Kennedy and a former member of the United States House of Representatives with Patrick Grennan, third cousin of President John F. Kennedy, also in photo is Patrick Grennan's son Eanna. Picture: Patrick Browne
26 May 2013, New Ross, Wexford: Today marked the official launch of the Kennedy Homestead website and brochure with an American brunch to celebrate the occasion, attended by special guest Patrick Kennedy, son of the late Senator Ted Kennedy and himself a former member of the United States House of Representatives.
The Kennedy Homestead is a new visitor attraction and exhibition centre, currently finishing construction, which is situated beside the original farm house at Dunganstown where President John F. Kennedy’s great grandfather, also named Patrick Kennedy, was born and lived before he emigrated to the United States from the Quayside of New Ross in 1948.
It was also the location for President John F. Kennedy’s iconic visit to have tea with his Irish relatives during his state visit to Ireland in 1963. The interpretative exhibit explores the circumstances of Patrick Kennedy’s departure from Ireland in 1848 and pieces together the story of the most famous Irish-American family through the 20th century and on to the present day. The new Kennedy Homestead Visitor Centre will be opened on the 22nd June next by Caroline Kennedy and Taoiseach Enda Kenny to mark the 50th Anniversary of President Kennedy’s visit.
Speaking at the launch of the Kennedy Homestead website and brochure, Patrick Kennedy stated, “It is a truly celebratory occasion to be here today. We are delighted with the fantastic new Kennedy Homestead website and brochure. The Kennedy Homestead contains so many memories of our family’s hist