Posts Tagged ‘Jean Kennedy Smith’
A new three-week pre-college program for U.S. high schoolers is set to begin this summer as part of a collaboration between Drew University in New Jersey and the Donegal-based Institute of Study Abroad Ireland. The program, for which students will receive three college credits, is the first high school program in Ireland that is accreditedRead more..
Jean Kennedy Smith is the former United States Ambassador to Ireland and founder of VSA, an international organization that provides arts and education opportunities for people with disabilities and increases access to the arts for all. In recognition of her work for peace, she was named an honorary citizen of Ireland by Irish President MaryRead more..
During John F Kennedy’s brief (four minutes) but powerful speech to the people of New Ross in 1963 he referred to his great grandfather, Patrick, who left the area in 1849 with nothing but “a strong religious faith and a strong desire for liberty”. A powerful illustration of how JFK adhered to his ancestor’s faithRead more..
The 2013 class of Hall of Fame honorees were inducted at a luncheon and ceremony on March 21, at the Marriott Essex House in Manhattan. Before a gathering of close to 300, a bagpiper led in the 2013 inductees: Vice President Joe Biden, art collector and benefactor Brian Burns, businessman and philanthropist Bob Devlin, hotelierRead more..
On March 21, 2013, Irish America magazine celebrated the induction of the 2013 Irish America Hall of Fame. Vice President Joe Biden, Brian P. Burns, Robert M. Devlin, John Fitzpatrick and Former Congressman Bruce Morrison were all inducted at this special ceremony and luncheon at the J.W. Marriott Essex House in Manhattan. Ambassador Jean KennedyRead more..
Comhghairdeas to all of our inductees! On Thursday, March 21 Irish America was honored to induct the 2013 class of honorees into the Irish America Hall of Fame. Vice President Joe Biden, art collector and benefactor Brian Burns, businessman and philanthropist Bob Devlin, hotelier and humanitarian John Fitzpatrick, and immigration reformer and former congressman BruceRead more..
Columbia University and Jean Kennedy Smith have inaugurated a new award, the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History, or the EMK Prize. This year’s prize is actually shared by two playwrights: Dan O’Brien for The Body of an American, and Robert Schenkkan for All the Way. The two inaugural winners willRead more..
Sean Reidy, CEO of the JFK Trust, looks back on President Kennedy’s visit to New Ross in 1963, and forward to celebrations on the 50th anniversary of that visit. “I’ll be back in the springtime” were the last words spoken by President John F. Kennedy before he boarded Air Force One to return to theRead more..
Activist, humanitarian, diplomat. Often referred to as the shy Kennedy, Jean Kennedy Smith has quietly blazed her own trail while still holding true to the family legacy of public service. The last of the Kennedy siblings still living, Kennedy Smith has devoted her life to advocating for the disabled and working towards peace in NorthernRead more..
Activist, Humanitarian and Diplomat Often referred to as the shy Kennedy, Jean Kennedy Smith has quietly blazed her own trail while still holding true to the family legacy of public service. The last of the Kennedy siblings still living, Kennedy Smith has devoted her life to advocating for the disabled and working towards peace inRead more..