A sculpture to honour the poet WB Yeats goes on display in Saint Stephen's Green, Dublin.
The bronze statue is the work of sculptor Henry Moore. At a ceremony to unveil the work the Taoiseach Jack Lynch addressed the many admirers of WB Yeats who had gathered in St Stephen's Green.
Now that the State has enjoyed nearly fifty years of independence and that so many of our once impassioned controversies have found their solution in the measured quietude of adult understanding, it is indeed fitting that we should honour the contribution of William Butler Yeats to the making of the Ireland that we live in.
The event also featured readings of the poetry of WB Yeats by fellow poets Austin Clarke, Eavan Boland and Brendan Kennelly.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 26 October 1967. This footage is partly mute.