The Irish Kennedys

Caroline Kennedy, JFK's daughter, who this year pulled out of the running for the New York Senate seat vacated by Hillary Clinton, is reportedly being considered as a possible U.S Ambassador to Ireland.

It seems that the Kennedy family has lost little of its Irish touch, even though the patriarch, Patrick Kennedy, left Ireland more than 160 years ago.

Wexford has done its best to honor its most famous family. Patrick Grennan, a member of the Kennedy clan, opened a visitors' center at the Kennedy home in Dunganstown in 1999. The center houses an extensive collection of photographs from President Kennedy's Irish trip, with his wife Jacqueline and children John and Caroline.

Irish America's first family is also commemorated by the JKF Trust, a charitable organization based in Wexford that aims to preserve the legacy of JFK.

The trust has also set up a comprehensive database of Irish emigration to the U.S and built a famine memorial wall to the Irish Diaspora.

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