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The Kennedy Center Festival

The centrepiece of the events will be the Kennedy Center Festival

US Ambassador to Ireland Kevin O'Malley, Kennedy Center President Deborah Rutter, Taoiseach Enda Kenny, and Irish Ambassador to the US Anne Anderson. Photo taken 16 March 2015.

The centrepiece of the commemorative events in the USA will be a three-week Irish arts festival from 16 May to 5 June 2016 at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. Ireland 100: Celebrating a Century of Irish Arts and Culture will showcase the best of traditional and contemporary Ireland across the full range of the arts, including theatre, literature, music and dance.  Visit the Kennedy Center website for more information about the festival.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Kennedy Center President Deborah Rutter. Photo taken 16 March 2015