Meet the Author

Sean Reidy Dunbrody A Famine Odyssey


Sean Reidy was CEO of the JFK Trust from 1991 to 2014.

During this period , he spearheaded  with his colleagues on the board of the JFK Trust , the building of the Dunbrody Famine Ship  ,the Dunbrody Visitor Centre and the Irish Emigration History Centre in New Ross , Co Wexford

He also co- founded the Irish America Hall of Fame with Irish America Magazine , New York and played a leading role in the development of the new Kennedy Homestead Visitor Centre at Dunganstown , New Ross

Sean was at the forefront of a number of US/ Ireland cultural initiatives, including being the founding Chairman of the Eugene O’Neill International Festival of Theatre and he was also a Director of the inaugural Kennedy Summer School .