Who Are These People at Opening Night of Telefís Éireann 1961?

Lord Mayor of Dublin Robert Briscoe (right) is pictured with two unidentified people at the opening night of Telefís Éireann on New Year's Eve 1961. © RTÉ Stills Library 2492/030
Lord Mayor of Dublin Robert Briscoe (right) is pictured with two unidentified people at the opening night of Telefís Éireann on New Year's Eve 1961. © RTÉ Stills Library 2492/030

Lord Mayor of Dublin Robert Briscoe (right) is pictured with two unidentified people at the opening night of Telefís Éireann on New Year's Eve 1961. The man on the left also appears to be a mayor as he is wearing the mayoral collar. But who is he? And who is the lady admiring his collar?

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This shot was probably taken in Dublin's Gresham Hotel.
Photographer: Lensmen & Associates
Date of photograph: 31 December, 1961
© RTÉ Stills Library 2492/030

Telefís Éireann (later called RTÉ Television) began broadcasting that evening at 7.00pm. Celebrations took place in the ballroom of the Gresham Hotel from where an outside broadcast unit relayed pictures.

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