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Taoiseach to lay wreath at bombing memorial during Boston trip

Kenny will also be presented with an honorary doctorate from Boston College while on his US trip.

Taoiseach and Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny
Taoiseach and Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny
Image: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

A WREATH WILL be laid by Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the memorial to those who were killed or injured in the Boston Marathon bombing last month.

Kenny will lay the wreath during his visit to Boston, which will also take in a commemoration of the 50th anniversary of President John F Kennedy’s 1963 visit to Ireland.

The Taoiseach is leaving for the United States today, and after his arrival he will attend a function at the JFK Library to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the visit. He will address an audience of politicians and business people on the strength of US-Ireland relations at the event.

Tomorrow, he will lay the wreath at the Boston bombings memorial in Copley Square.

On Monday morning, Kenny will attend a business breakfast event organised by the IDA and Enterprise Ireland, at which he will promote Ireland as an “excellent location for trade, business and investment”, his office said.

Later that same day, he will travel to Boston College, where he will be presented with an honorary doctorate. While there, he will also give the commencement address to the 3,000 students of the 2013 graduating class in the college’s football stadium, in front of 20,000 people.

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