Phil Crotty visited the Galway Races for RTÉ News in 1981, when over 100,000 turned up, leaving Galway City deserted.

The report includes a look at ladies' fashions as well as the betting and the racing, though it is not proving a good week for the punters.

An RTÉ News report from 31 July 1981. 

Galway Races (1981)