The people of Cork provide a rapturous reception for the newly elected Taoiseach and one of their own, Jack Lynch.

On 10 November 1966 former Minister for Finance and Teachta Dála (TD) for Cork City Jack Lynch was appointed Taoiseach and leader of the Fianna Fáil Party following the resignation of Seán Lemass.

There is jubilation in Cork, particularly in the city suburb of Blackpool, the place of Jack Lynch's birth.

Thousands of people turn out to welcome Jack Lynch as he makes his first visit to Cork city since becoming Taoiseach. Supporters cheer, wave and shake hands with the Taoiseach as he is driven through the crowded streets in an open topped car.

The procession follows a two mile route from Blackpool to Patrick Street.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 13 November 1966. This footage has natural sound only.