Singer Val Doonican arrives in Ireland for a stint of shows and to catch up with family.

In 1965 singer Val Doonican and his wife Lynnette Rae arrived in Ireland for both business and pleasure. 

The couple were greeted by Val’s mother Mrs Agnes Doonican. 

Val Doonican was in Dublin to perform at the Adelphi Cinema, Dublin where he shared the bill with Bob Miller and the Millermen, amongst others.

During his visit to Ireland Val returned to his native Waterford for a civic reception which was followed by a family reunion at the Tower Hotel.

At the time of his visit, Val was a regular fixture on the BBC with The Val Doonican Show. 

This RTÉ News footage was broadacast on 17 May 1965.