Jackie Kennedy horse riding during a visit to Ireland. Photograph: The Irish Times

In August 1950, Jacqueline Lee Bouvier visited Dublin and was shown around the city by a family friend, Fr Joseph Leonard. He secured an invita(...)

Jacqueline Kennedy with children Caroline and John (holding kittens) visiting the Kennedy homestead in New Ross on their 1967visit to Ireland. Photograph: Irish Photographic Archive/Lensmen

Jacqueline Lee Bouvier had established a separate – and little-known – relationship with Ireland before she even met the future president Kennedy. Her(...)

President John F Kennedy and first lady Jacqueline Kennedy as they attend one of five inaugural balls in Washington.

Michael ParsonsIn July 1952, from her home in ‘Merrywood’, a 46-acre estate overlooking the Potomac river in McLean, Virginia, northwest of Washington(...)

     Photograph supplied by Sheppard’s Irish Auction House

Fr Joseph Leonard CM was born in Sligo in 1877 and died in Dublin in 1964, aged 87. He was a priest in the Catholic Vincentian Order – the letters CM (...)