U2 play Slane Castle twenty years after playing support there to Thin Lizzy.

This was to be the first of two shows at Slane Castle for U2 in 2001 as part of their Elevation Tour with the second taking place the following week on 1 September. Support on the day came from Red Hot Chili Peppers, Coldplay, Kelis and JJ72. 

Taoiseach Bertie Ahern, Mo Mowlam, Lee Evans, Charlize Theron and Brian Kennedy were among the celebrities at Slane Castle to see U2.

Lord Henry Mountcharles speaks to RTÉ News about the international reputation Slane Castle has now as a venue but is giving away nothing about who might headline the show next year.

U2 Manager Paul McGuinness also talks about the death of Bono's father Bob Hewson earlier in the week.

The report also includes footage of U2 performing 'Elevation'.

A RTÉ News report by Colm Connolly on 25 August 2001.