John F. Kennedy

Strandmore House had a remarkable visit in August 1940 as John Fitzgerald Kennedy, (later to become President of the United States,) and his father, Joseph, arrived to visit the house and the owners, Dr & Mrs Bolton, who were the Captains of Royal Portrush Golf Club and the Lady’s Branch. Mrs Bolton was a golfer who represented Great Britain and Ireland against America.

Dr. Bolton and John F. Kennedy shared a mutual friend and at the time, his father Joseph was the American Ambassador to Britain and made sure to stop off in Strandmore where his daughter had stayed some years previously.

The site of Strandmore House is now a development of private dwellings.