Trump and Obama Talks at Kennedy Summer School

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President Barack Obama works on his remarks to the Democratic National Convention during speech prep with Director of Speechwriting Cody Keenan in the Oval Office, July 27, 2016. Cody Kennean is one of the keynote speakers at the annual Kennedy Summer School this September 7th to 9th in New Ross County Wexford. See kennedysummerschool.ie (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Obama Speech Writer, Talks on Trump, Brexit & a Tea Party set for Kennedy Summer School

Fans of Irish, U.S. and international politics are bound for the ancestral hometown of President John F. Kennedy, New Ross in county Wexford this September 7th to 9th as the fifth annual Kennedy Summer School offers a unique programme of Irish and international political commentators, strategists, politicians, journalists and authors who will offer their perspectives on the ongoing changes to the East and West of Ireland.

Highlights include audiences with the speech writer for Barack Obama, Cody Kennan, Ian Paisley Jnr MP on Brexit and it’s various implications for Ireland, Bob Shrum will reflect on his involvement in Edward Kennedy’s 1980 presidential election campaign, Caitriona Perry on Translating Trump and a panel of experts on U.S. and Irish policies and politics.

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Pictured is President Kennedy at his ancestral homestead in Dunganstown outside New Ross County Wexford.
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Pictured is President Kennedy at his ancestral homestead in Dunganstown outside New Ross County Wexford.

More than 35 guest speakers have been lined up to participate in a wide range of different subjects and organisers say that Brexit and Ireland’s relationship with the U.S. will feature prominently. The summer school have also gathered a panel of leading historians to assess the legacy of President John F. Kennedy, 100 years on from his birth.

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Pictured at the launch of the 2017 Kennedy Summer School in New Ross town was Gemma Sinnott (age 12). Photograph Mary Browne.

A tea party reminiscent of 1963 will take place in the yard of the Kennedy ancestral homestead in New Ross with Celebrity Chef Kevin Dundon, Judge of The Great Irish Bake Off, Hugos Chef Margaret Roche, Chef Paul Kelly along with the Assistant Head of Food and Culinary Arts at DIT Mike O’Connor and the Summer School will come to a close with an audience with Late Late host Ryan Tubridy on JFK and more.

This year’s Kennedy Summer School takes place from Friday, September 7, to Sunday, September 9.

Tickets to the 2017 events are now sold out; a limited number of tickets to the tea party are still available; registration for the ticket waiting list is available online via kennedysummerschool.ie

Updates on which of the 2017 Kennedy Summer School events will be live streamed will be announced via @JFK_SS

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