In 1997 Garth Brooks plays Croke Park in Dublin, in what was hailed as one of the biggest performances ever to be staged in Ireland.

Colm Connolly reports from Croke Park ahead of the show where the faithful fans have begun gathering. 

It's probably the largest concert set ever seen in Ireland.

Equipment for the event fills 60 trucks the 460 feet long stage. 

Garth talks to the press about what Ireland and his fans mean to him. The star received a presentation disc for sales exceeding one million in the UK and Ireland. 

During his stay in Ireland Garth also managed to play a surprise show on the back of a van in Bray, Co. Wicklow.

An RTÉ News report by Colm Connolly broadcast on 16 May 1997.