Dubray Books in Grafton Street Dublin was packed to capacity for the launch of Ryan Tubridy and PJ Lynch’s new book Patrick and the President. The book tells the story of John F Kennedy’s return to his ancestral home in Ireland through the eyes of a young boy. John F Kennedy described his four day visit to Ireland in 1963 as the best four days of his life while it was also a trip never forgotten by a generation of Irish people.
The story is told through the eyes of a boy called Patrick who wanted nothing more than to shake the Presidents hand. The book offers readers a pure and personal take on the historic visit. It also marks the centennial of John F Kennedy’s birth.
Ryan was joined on the night by PJ Lynch who Ilustrated the book, while Ryan’s mother Catherine, sister Rachel and brother Garrett were also spotted along with Joe Duffy and Children’s Author Eoin Colfer.