Pope John Paul ll in the Phoenix Park, Dublin 29 September 1979 filmed by John Cruise.

Pope John Paul ll  celebrated mass at the Phoenix Park, Dublin on the first day of his visit to Ireland 29 September 1979. This film shot by John Cruise shows crowds on the main road in the Phoenix Park, and thousands waiting for the arrival of the pontiff. 

As the helicopter carrying the pope touches down at the 15 Acres in the Phoenix Park thousands of flags are waved. Later John Cruise captures the Pope John Paul ll waving as he is driven past in the 'pope mobile'.