President Éamon de Valera attends a preview of the Royal Hibernian Academy show.

140 works of art were on display at the RHA 140th exhibition at the National Gallery of Ireland. President Éamon de Valera was greeted upon his arrival by President of the RHA, Mr Maurice McGonigal, who brought him on a tour of the exhibition. 

The exhibits feature many famous people and places.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 9 June 1969. The reporter is Tom McCaughren.