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Catherine Hassett

Catherine Hassett married Michael Hickey and moved to the United States in the early 1800's.  Further information on her family is under Michael Hickey on this site.   She was the great great grandmother of the most famous Irish American Family in politics.

John F Kennedy was President of the United States

Robert (Bobby) Kennedy was US Attorney General between 1961 and 1964 and US Senator for New York 1965 - 1968

(pictured above)

Edward (Ted) Kennedy was Senator for many years

Eunice Kennedy Shriver started Camp Shriver which evolved into the Special Olympics

Jean Kennedy Smith was US Ambassador to Ireland 1993 - 1998

 

Thank you to Philomena Delaney,Andrew Pierce, Declan Barron & Canon Reuben Butler.