King Baudouin of Belgium is persuaded to try the game of hurling.

King Baudouin of Belgium, on a visit to Ireland in 1968. It is traditional for dignitaries who call on the President at Áras an Uachtaráin to plant a tree in the grounds.

King Badouin is given some instruction by Taoiseach Jack Lynch, a five-time All-Ireland Hurling Championship winner. President de Valera also offers advice, while Queen Fabiola and Sile Bean de Valera look on.