Former Limerick Mayor Francis Condell Praised In Tubridy’s JFK book

tubridy-jfk-book-launch Eason's O'Connell Limerick

Ryan Tubridy at Eason's O'Connell Limerick

BROADCASTER turned author Ryan Tubridy paid a fleeting visit to Limerick this week, the ebullient Late Late Show host calling to Easons on O’Connell Street to sign copies of his new book ‘JFK in Ireland’, a significant portion of which documents JFK’s visit to Limerick in June 1963.

The RTE presenter patiently signed copies of his book to a long line of waiting fans, each clutching his elegantly appointed book to their chests, with Tubridy happily posing for pictures and taking time to talk to his adoring public.

Speaking to the Limerick Leader shortly before the signing began, Tubridy paid tribute to the tenacity of Frances Condell, Mayor of Limerick in 1963, who single-handedly brought about the event of JFK’s visit to Limerick, which saw him deliver a speech to a crowd of 6,000 people in Limerick Racecourse in Greenpark.
“One of the highlights of the trip for Kennedy was the Mayor of Limerick, Frances Condell, who was brilliant,” explained a lively Tubridy, who explained…

I was lucky enough to attend the launch of Ryan Tubridy’s new book

I was lucky enough to attend the launch of Ryan Tubridy’s new book all about JFKs infamous visit to Ireland in ’63. The book is a great read so far, especially enjoyable if, like me, you’re into US politics. …

Publish Date: 10/28/2010 19:41


In late June of 1963, five months before his death, President John F. Kennedy spent a few days in Ireland, the home of his ancestors. This 42-minute documentary follows JFK during that sentimental excursion. The full on-screen title of t…

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Met Ryan Tubridy today and he signed his new book “JFK in Ireland”. Very nice man to talk to, a real gent. The book is superb.

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