Showing posts from May, 2020

President John F. Kennedy Born in Brookline, MA on May 29, 1917

President John F. Kennedy ,  the 35th president of the United States,  was born on  May 29, 1917 at 83 Beals Street in Brookline, Massachusetts, the son of  Joseph P. Kennedy and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy . Kennedy was the youngest American president,  elected at age 43.   He was also the first Catholic American president.  You can find out about President Kennedy, his life, his family and his presidency, by visiting  John F. Kennedy Presidential Library , located at Columbia Point in Boston.  Kennedy's birthplace in Brookline is a  National Historic Site .  Both of these places are temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but you can visit them virtually. To read more about the Kennedy Family's Irish connections, click  here . For year round details on Irish activities in Massachusetts, visit .

JFK Library in Boston offers Online Digital Resources highlighting JFK's life and legacy

While its physical location closed, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum is offering a selection of both long-form and short-form content to explore and to learn about President Kennedy's life and legacy. Among the online resources:   Educational Materials for teachers, including lesson plans, activities, videos, primary sources, and reading material for student and teacher engagement. JFK35 Podcast , which offer a behind-the-scenes look at JFK’s life and legacy. JFK Library Archives Blog , including collection openings; digitization projects; research into the lives, careers, and times of JFK, his family, and associates; and archival perspectives on the day-to-day work of this presidential library. Find a full list of online JFK Library resources here. Follow JFK Library on  Twitter ,  Facebook , and  Instagram , where the staff highlight items from the Library's archival and museum holdings under #JFKLFromHome. Read about the Kennedy Fa

Ireland - Hidden Gems on the Emerald Isle

Tourism Ireland has compiled a list of hidden gems across Ireland.  Check out these suggestions below, and return to Ireland when the time is right.  North of Ireland Secret wonders abound in the north of Ireland. Meander from Donegal to Down and discover all that this place has to offer – castles in Antrim, the Aurora Borealis in Donegal, ancient burial grounds in Armagh: oh, and the origins of some very famous writers... Inishowen is remote, beautiful – and an ideal place to witness the  Northern Lights  in Ireland, especially from GrianĂ¡n of Aileach, a huge 2,000-year-old ring fort sitting 250 metres/820ft above sea level. When you've had your fill of wonder, pop over to Buncrana to the delicious  Beach House  restaurant, which serves award-winning food in an incredible location. The Causeway Coast boasts epic sights that are famous the world over, including the  Giant’s Causeway  and the  Carrick-a-Rede  rope bridge. One of the unsung heroes, though, has to be  Dun