Denis Allen was asked to write a song for the Limerick Lady Festival. The result was 'Limerick You're A Lady'.

'Limerick You're A Lady' went to number one in Ireland for several weeks and has since been recorded by over forty different artists including Joe Dolan and Daniel O'Donnell.

Contestants arriving at the Limerick Lady Festival met master of ceremonies Mike Murphy. The winner of the beauty contest was Josephine O'Meara who received £2,000 and an all expenses paid holiday for two in Spain.

As part of the Limerick Lady Festival, there was also a competition for the most adorable granny in Limerick, Clare and North Tipperary.

The footage is accompanied by Denis Allen's hit 'Limerick You're A Lady'.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 25 May 1979.

Limerick You're a Lady