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|Caption||Telefís Éireann's opening night (1961)|
Gibson, Chloe (1899 - 1995)
Canon McCarthy with vision mixer Max Mulvihill and director Chloe Gibson, in the control room during the broadcast of the Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, on the opening night of Telefís Éireann on New Year's Eve 1961.
Telefís Éireann (later called RTÉ Television) began broadcasting that evening at 7.00pm. Celebrations took place in the ballroom of the Gresham Hotel from where an outside broadcast unit relayed pictures. The RTV Guide published a report on the evening's celebrations on 5 January 1962.
|Collection||RTÉ Stills Library|
|Photographer||Lensmen & Associates|
|Date of photograph||
(31/Dec/1961 - 31/Dec/1961)