RTÉ television presenters Gay Byrne and Kathleen Watkins got married in Saggart Parish Church on 25 June 1964.
At the time, Byrne had been presenting 'The Late Late Show' for two years and Watkins had been one of the first presentation announcers when Telefís Éireann went on air on New Year's Eve 1961.
Over a thousand well-wishers crowded into the south Dublin village to catch a glimpse of the wedding. Guests included Eamonn Andrews and his wife Gráinne. After the ceremony, Gardaí escorted the couple to their car. The wedding reception was held in the Downshire House Hotel in Blessington, Co. Wicklow.
This RTÉ News report shows the couple posing for photographs outside the church.
Note: This report is mute.
Gay Byrne and Kathleen Watkins outside the Saggart Church
Crowds outside the Saggart Church
Gay Byrne and Kathleen Watkins's with Eamonn Andrews
Gay Byrne and Kathleen Watkins
Photos by Roy Bedell.