John Logie Baird, a Scottish engineer, publically demonstrated the first true television in London in 1926.
In the 1950s TV viewing in Ireland was limited to the north and east coast of the country, where signals could be picked up from transmitters in the UK.
In 1955 the BBC showed a boxing match between Ireland and England from the National Stadium in Dublin. This was the first TV programme broadcast from the Republic of Ireland. Ireland won the contest.
The new RTÉ television station opened with the National Anthem at seven o'clock on New Year's Eve 1961.
Popular Irish children's show 'Wanderly Wagon' began in September 1967. Three adults travelled in a magical horse-drawn caravan with puppets Judge the dog, Mr Crow and Foxy.
When RTÉ first began broadcasting programmes started at 6pm in summer and 5.30pm in winter and would finish up around 11.30pm.
For many years Dublin City was listed as an official aircraft hazard thanks to the large number of television aerials on rooftops across the city.