Special Olympics founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver flies to Dublin for the European games.

2,000 athletes travelled to Ireland from 17 countries for the European Special Olympic Games in 1985. 
The campus at University College Dublin was transformed into an Olympic Village for the games, which included track and field, gymnastics and soccer.

The Special Olympics was founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver as a competition for the disabled. She travelled from the US to attend the European competition.

Eunice Kennedy Shriver spoke to reporter Conor Fennell about the event,

This is a serious, athletic, competitive event and people must think of it in those terms. 

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 6 July 1985.