The battle of the barbecues will take place in Fenore, Co. Clare and champion cooks from all over are coming to stake their claim on the prize.

On 19 July 1985 Morning Ireland reports on Ireland's first World Barbecue and Cook Off Championships. The event will be held in Fenore, Co. Galway. Legendary barbecue cook Ray Big Red Gills, and the 1985 Holy Smokers World Champion John Willingham will be flying in for the event. 

Reporter David Hanly chats to Silky Sullivan, the championship coordinator from Arkansas, Tennesse. After Bord Fáilte refused to host the championship, he decided to organise it himself. Silky claims that

Ireland invented the barbeque

Twenty two teams from the US will be in Ireland for the cook off.

A Morning Ireland report broadcast on 19 July 1985.