Ireland bathed in sunshine for June Bank Holiday Weekend.

Derek Davis reports for RTÉ News with a round up of stories from throughout the country on the June Bank Holiday Weekend and reckons there is a,

Distinct improvement in the quality and type of diversion offered.

RTÉ cameras attended a variety of events which include the 8-day Glenn of Imaal's Deer Festival in Wicklow, the carnival attractions in Tramore, County Waterford, boating on the River Shannon and swimmers at Killiney Beach - Ireland's Bay of Naples.

At Dublin Zoo, crowds gather for a family day out to see the animals. While bears beg for sweets from visitors a two and a half month old lion cub appeared in public for the first time. 

An RTÉ News report by Derek Davis broadcast on 6 June 1976.