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|Caption||President Mary McAleese lights Millennium candle (1999)|
McAleese, Mary (1951 - )
President Mary McAleese and her husband Martin, light a Millennium candle at Áras an Uachtaráin on 31 December 1999. The President's three children are standing on the left of shot, holding lighted tapers as they observe their parents. Several guests are assembled on the right of shot, holding lighted candles.
RTÉ provided 24 hours of continuous television coverage on Millennium Eve, using three studios in Donnybrook together with four outside broadcast units. There were also co-productions with the BBC in London and Northern Ireland. Noel Curran was the executive producer. The RTÉ Guide of 17 December 1999 published further details on RTÉ's coverage.
|Collection||RTÉ Stills Department|
|Date of photograph||
(31/Dec/1999 - 31/Dec/1999)