Cork City enjoys over 100 free music and street acts throughout the weekend.

Reporter Michael Ryan takes in the carnival atmosphere in Cork City.

Cork today packed up all its cares and woes, thumbed its nose at its troubles and took on a carnival air in a morale boosting fun weekend.

The city enjoyed about 100 free shows including music, clowns, dancing, puppets, jugglers, mime artists, and face painting. RTÉ's Cork Local Radio hosted a special Carnival Corkabout from a mobile studio in the city.  The event was funded by the Cork City Enterprise Board and Cork Corporation costing £42,000.

An RTÉ News report by Michael Ryan broadcast on 30 August 1986.