Event News

21 June 2018

RTE Nationwide to showcase New Ross and the Kennedy Summer School this week

One of Ireland’s most popular TV shows is set to dedicate an entire programme of New Ross and the Kennedy Summer School this week.

RTE Nationwide will showcase a programme filmed in New Ross last September this Wednesday, January 24 th at 7 pm.

The show sees presenter Anne Cassin explore the newly opened Kennedy Book and Research Archive which was opened officially at the New Ross Library at the Kennedy Summer School by Dr Richard Aldous.

A visit to the Kennedy Homestead, the Kennedy Arboretum and the Dunbrody Famine Ship and the Irish America Hall of Fame are all included along with interviews with the organisers of the Kennedy Summer School and key participants who took to the stage during the 2017 event.

Commenting on the upcoming programme Chairman of the Kennedy Summer School, Willie Keilthy said, “Back in September we were delighted to invite and to work with RTE on showcasing not only what the Kennedy Summer School has to offer but also to share the vast array of attractions available to visitors year-round in New Ross. We’re excited to see the programme air across the country and online this week, at a time of year when people may be considering their travel plans for the spring and summer and we hope it has an enormous impact for New Ross and the region.”

The New Ross focused RTE Nationwide programme will air on RTE 1 on Wednesday, January 24 th at 7 pm, for further details see www.rte.ie

2017 Programme

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  • An Audience with Ryan Tubridy on JFK and Much More
  • US Politics Session, Donald Trump and the US Presidency
  • Translating Trump’s America for the Irish Audience
  • Irish Politics Session, Budget, Brexit & Better Politics
  • ‘The Causes That Endure’
  • The Dunganstown Tea Party
  • Building Resilience
  • What do you want to do when you grow up?
  • Arts and Disability – Extending Access
  • Brexit & Borders