As part of Dublin City Council’s commemorative plaque initiative, Lord Mayor Nial Ring unveiled a plaque to the Beatles’ only concert in Ireland in Aldephi Cinema, now Arnotts department store. Alongside Lord Mayor Nial Ring to unveil the plaque was broadcaster and radio host Gay Byrne, as Gay had initially met the Beatles for an interview at the height of their fame.
This Plaque was unveiled on the 7th of November 2018 to commemorate the Beatles concert 55 years ago.
In 1963 Lensmen Photographers were at the airport to greet The Beatles and take some shots of their arrival before their two concerts in one day. Thousands of fans crowded Middle Abbey Street hoping to catch a glimpse of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. Lensmen were one of a lucky few photographers at the time to get shots of the Beatles before fans swarmed them. See more of our collection on our archival site, Irish Photo Archive.