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This is one of the hidden museums in Ireland. It is privately run but well worth a visit if you have any interest in the Kennedy family.

We visited on July1, 2005

Lilliput Lane "Kennedy Homestead" is based on this farm building near Dungangstown which is still in the possession of descndants of the Kennedy family. The farm and museumis run by Patrick Grennan, another descendent of JFK's great-great-grandfather , James Kennedy. It was james' son Patrick who emigrated to the USA.

Very little of the original building exists, but the left hand end in this picture is a bedroom which is now the right hand end of the current building The family Tree which shows both JFK and Patrick Brennan.
This barn houses many photos of the Kennedy family including items connected with JFK's public visit in June 1963 and Jackie's private visit with the children after JFK's death. It also has a bedrrom typical of the 1840's when James Kennedy left Ireland for the US.

"When my great grandfather left here to become a cooper in East Boston, he carried nothing with him except two things: a strong religious faith and a strong desire for liberty. I am glad to say that all of his great grandchildren have valued tht inheritance."  

JFK at New Ross, June 1963



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