On Saturday 14th May 1927, 10,000 people flocked to witness the opening night of Ireland's newest sport, Greyhound Racing. 

Shelbourne Park became the first venue in the Republic of Ireland to host Greyhound Racing. 

Look back at this British Pathe footage from the time:

We've also come across this image from the RTE Archives which shows greyhounds in action on 1st May of the same year, in what we imagine are trials in advance of opening.