In 1964 the American Embassy in Ballsbridge, Dublin opened.
RTÉ News coverage of the event shows President de Valera, An Taoiseach Sean Lemass, Tánaiste Mr. McEntee and U.S. Ambassador Mr. McCloskey.
U.S. Congressman Wayne Hayes addresses the guests at the opening stating
this building uniquely recalls the noble Celtic-Christian towers of ancient Ireland. Built by the Irish people to be places of strength for the preservation of the valued articles of Christian worship.
Frank Aiken, Minister for External Affairs, thanks the American government for financing the build of the embassy.
An RTÉ News report was broadcast on 23 May 1964.