A report on the commercial growing of shamrock in Rosscarbery, Cork. Mrs O'Keefe recalls being the guest of honour at the royal presentation of shamrock to the Irish Guards in London.

'Newsbeat' reporter Bill O'Herlihy visits Rosscarbery County Cork, the shamrock capital of Ireland. Shamrock is associated with St Patrick's day in Ireland. Mrs O'Keeffe talks about growing and exporting shamrock . She also talks of delivering shamrock to the Irish Guards in London in 1950 and meeting the British royal family. "I'll never forget the Queen when she got her little silver basket of shamrock."

Shamrock farmer John O'Regan discusses the growing conditions required for shamrock.

Saint Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland and his feast day is celebrated on March 17th .