The 1960s saw the arrival of an Irish television service Telefís Éireann to accompany Radio Éireann.

Television began broadcasting on New Year's Eve 1961. In 1966 the corporate name would place both services under the name RTÉ (Radio Telefís Éireann).

Shown here are examples of some of the factual and entertainment programmes that began broadcsting during the 1960s. The cover of the first RTV Guide (which would later become The RTÉ Guide) and the listing for the first evenings viewing on Telefís Éireann can also be seen.