The seventh day of the seventh month of the seventy seventh year.

Astrologers believe nothing is accidental. So is there any significance in the date 07.07.1977? Austin Byrne, president of the Irish Astrological Association explains that the number seven has held importance throughout human history

The Catholic Church has seven sacraments, for instance, and there are seven major spiritual centres in the world.

From time immemorial...people have always associated seven with deep meaning.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 7 July 1977. The reporter is Derek Davis.