A little bit of Hollywood comes to town.

In 1965 Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton were spotted at Dublin airport on route to Munich after a short trip to Ireland.

Burton was in Ireland to film 'The Spy Who Came in From the Cold'. The couple spent 10 weeks in Ireland staying at the Gresham Hotel in Dublin.

This short piece of film shows the couple departing from Dublin airport.

According to Sunday Independent of the 4 April Burton had an interest in purchasing Ardmore Studios and was hoping for financial support from some of his film star friends, including Peter O'Toole.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 3 April 1965.

Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton (1965)
Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor at RTÉ (1965) Photographer: Roy Bedell