Concorde the supersonic passenger airliner arrives in Dublin to bring passengers to Paris for the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

Crowds of aviation enthusiasts flocked to Dublin Airport to see the Air France Concorde touch down on Irish soil for the first time.

Flight AF4842 out of Dublin Airport was bound for Paris. On board the supersonic airline was a long list of VIPs including an ambassador, a Lord Mayor and government ministers.

They came to see Concorde's high flying champagne special and those who flew in it.

The Paris bound Concorde was bound for the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. The trip was organised by Air France and Executive Travel of Dawson Street in Dublin. Guests included French Ambassador to Ireland Jean Batbedat, Minister for Transport and Communications Jim Mitchell and Lord Mayor of Dublin Michael Keating. Passengers paid £483 for the privilege of travelling on the supersonic flight to the races including a two-night stopover.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 1 October 1983. The reporter is Michael O'Brien.