Places to See | Co. Wexford, Ireland
The Kennedy Homestead is based in Dunganstown, New Ross, Co Wexford, Ireland. Discover a museum dedicated to John F. Kennedy and the story of five generations of the Kennedy dynasty.
The museum follows the fortunes of the most famous Irish American Family through the 20th century to the present day. Trace the history of those who stayed behind and those who left Dunganstown on an immigrant ship to the slums of Boston and from the English court of St James to the Camelot days at the White House.
This rag to riches story begins at the Kennedy Homestead, birthplace of President John F Kennedy’s great-grandfather, who was forced to leave during the famine.
In the summer of 1963 President Kennedy visited Ireland and made an emotional return to the ancestral family homestead. It was a pivotal moment in Irish history and one that ignited the spirit of the nation. The Kennedy family legacy is an integral part of daily life in County Wexford and should not be missed either as part of the ‘Emigrant Trail’ or as a standalone site. The story is illustrative of the close and enduring bonds between the United States and the Republic of Ireland.
The Kennedy family legacy is a great example of the strength and courage of the Irish in the toughest situations. If staying in County Wexford, a visit to the Kennedy Homestead is essential for all ages to be inspired by the history and the significance of the Irish legacy at home and abroad.
Address: Kennedy Homestead, Dunganstown, New Ross, County Wexford Ireland