On 30 May 1964, Senator Ted Kennedy, the brother of US President John Fitzgerald Kennedy visited Limerick at the invitation of Mayor Frances Condell.

This was a year after the visit of JFK to the city and months after tragedy struck the Kennedy family on 22 November 1963, with the assassination of JFK in Dallas, Texas. The Limerick Leader gives a full-page report of his visit.

The following video is from the British Pathe collection

Edward “Ted” Kennedy (1932-2009), the youngest brother of President John Kennedy (1917-1963), was a U.S. senator from Massachusetts from 1962 to 2009, making him one of the longest-serving senators in American history.