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Caroline Kennedy visit to HX

Fifty years after President John Fitzgerald Kennedy visited Limerick, his daughter Caroline Kennedy will return to the Mid-West to trace her father’s links and visit her ancestral family home in Bruff, Co. Limerick.

Ms Kennedy, along with her husband Edwin Schlossberg, their three children and other members of the extended Kennedy family including her cousin Ms Sydney Lawford, will visit Bruff on Friday.

The trip will involve Ms Kennedy tracing the Fitzgerald side of her father’s family who originated in Bruff. She will view the church records of the Fitzgerald Family and the site of the old Fitzgerald homestead on the Limerick/Palatine Road and attend a function at the old Bruff Courthouse to dedicate the building to her ancestor Thomas Fitzgerald. President Kennedy’s great-grandfather Thomas Fitzgerald left Bruff in 1852 for Boston taking with him the family bible which was later used by JFK when taking his oath of office in 1961.


Some of the sights she will see (pics from one Christmas trip home, which I gave you previously – but what the heck!)

Bruff rainbow

Clancy's bar

Street lady

Caher Sky blue










On the way!


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