RTÉ television turned 60 on New Year's Eve, and RTÉ is marking the occasion with a special photographic exhibition at the National Photographic Archive in Dublin.

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Ireland on the Box explores six decades of television in Ireland, through entertainment, drama, sport, music, education and news and current affairs programming. Curated by RTÉ Archives, and supported by the National Library of Ireland, the exhibition tells the story of a nation through the television it consumed.

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Listen: Head of RTÉ Archives Bríd Dooley talks Ireland on the Box to Ray D'Arcy

From "Roll it there, Róisín" to "A nation holds its breath" and from "Well, Holy God" to "Coola Boola", iconic phrases from popular TV programmes and national moments of celebration are represented in images which feature the many familiar faces that graced Irish television screens throughout 60 years of RTÉ television, from the early days, right through to more recent times.

Ireland on the Box is currently showing at the National Photographic Archive in Temple Bar, Dublin - find out more here.