The short journey by bus from Parnell Square to Dublin's Mansion House took over an hour to complete so great were the crowds that turned out to welcome the champion.

I didn't think that so many people followed me in Dublin

Barry McGuigan is honoured by the people of Dublin as over 100,000 thousand turn out to see the recently crowned boxing champion. Near the GPO in O'Connell Street Barry's father Pat McGuigan sings 'When Irish Eyes are Smiling'.

At a civic reception the Lord Mayor of Dublin Michael O'Halloran presents Barry McGuigan with a had carved oak plaque with the statement

From the people of Dublin to Barry McGuigan Clones Cyclone  

RTÉ News report broadcast 13 June 1985. The reporter is Charlie Bird.