Visit of Prince Rainier and Princess Grace

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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.

  • Information

    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
  • Topic
    The Media
  • First broadcast channel
    Telefís Éireann
  • Production year
    1961
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    D1080
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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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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