An angelic choir of children attend the blessing of the Christmas crib at the Mansion House in Dublin.

Nursery children dressed as angels attend the blessing of the Christmas crib at the Mansion House in Dublin.

The children assemble on the steps outside the Lord Mayor of Dublin's residence in Dawson Street to sing carols at the nativity scene.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 9 December 1971. The footage shown here is mute.

Mansion House crib blessing
Crib Blessing at the Mansion House, Dublin