Thousands turn out to see former Hollywood star Grace Kelly now Princess Grace and Prince Rainier of Monaco in June 1961.
- Title Ireland 1961
- 1st Broadcast 31/12/1961
- Clip Duration 00:01:54
- Material Type Video
- Clip title Visit of Prince Rainier and Princess Grace
- Extended description
This is an extract from footage of the state visit of Prince Rainier and Princess Grace in June 1961. Thousands line O'Connell Street in Dublin as the couple arrive at the Gresham Hotel. The Prince and Princess dine with the Taoiseach Sean Lemass and his wife Kathleen.
Note: This clip is mute.
The visit of the Prince and Princess of Monaco to Ireland in June 1961 was covered by a film crew from the new television station. Although not yet broadcasting crews from Telefís Éireann covered a number of events in the lead up to the launch of television. Some of these events including the state visit were shown on the opening night of television as part of a programme called 'Ireland 1961'. Note: The clip shown here is mute.
- Local keywords State Visits, Prince Rainier, Princess Grace, Grace Kelly, Crowds, Sean Lemass, Kathleen Lemass, Television, Broadcasting, Television History, Gresham Hotel, O'Connell Street, 1960s
- Geographical coverage Dublin, Ireland
- Genre News
- Topic The Media
- First broadcast channel Telefís Éireann
- Production year 1961
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier D1080
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- Item type part/extract
- Item colour Black and White
- Item sound Mute
- Aspect ratio 4:3
- Language used English (eng)
- Original language English (eng)
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