Caroline Kennedy on visit to ancestral home town of Bruff, Co Limerick

Caroline Kennedy, daughter of the late US President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, has visited Bruff in Co Limerick.

Ms Kennedy took part in a number of ceremonies celebrating her ancestral links with the town.

JFK’s great-grandfather, and Caroline’s great-great-grandfather, Thomas Fitzgerald left Bruff for Boston in 1852.

His son John Fitzgerald, known as “Honey Fitz” Fitzgerald, went on to become Mayor of Boston and served a number of terms.

His daughter Rose was JFK’s mother and Caroline’s grandmother.

When Thomas Fitzgerald left for Boston he took his family bible with him, which was later used by JFK when taking his oath of office as the 35th President of the United States.

Ms Kennedy visited the town along with her husband Edwin Schlossberg and their three children – Rose, Tatiana and Jack.

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