The Rolling Stones will play Ireland for the first time since 2007 when they take to the stage at Croke Park this May but we've raided RTÉ Archives to take a trip back to January 1965 when the band made their first ever visit to Dublin.

Arriving in Connolly Station fresh from their gig in Belfast the night before, frontman Mick Jagger was asked by RTÉ reporter Mike Burns if the band's long hair made them "look like women", to which Keith Richards can be heard crowing, "It's a dirty lie!" 

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In 2012, Charlie Is My Darling - Ireland 1965, a film about the band's tour of Ireland, was released as part of the Stones' 50th Anniversary celebrations.

The Stones would go on to conquer the world and become both rock `n' roll messiahs and very naughty boys but they would not return to Ireland to play for another 17 years when they appeared in front of 50,000 people at Slane Castle in 1982 - at the time, the.biggest music event ever held in Ireland.

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Speaking to RTÉ, a far more talkative Jagger said, "I love Ireland and I've spent a lot of time here in my life. I used to live in Kilcullen for a little while so this gig is special to me, we have a good peaceful crowd, they don't get too out of hand. They're having a good time, we're having a good time. I think it's going to be a good show."   

The Stones would be back at Slane 25 years later in 2007.  

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Alan Corr @corralan