Charity duck race raises £7,000 for children's charity
Thousands lined the banks of the River Lee for Cork's first duck derby in 1985. 900 rubber ducks took to the water in a charity race organised by a local branch of the Kiwanis, an international service club dedicated to improving the world. The winning duck belonged to car salesman Douglas Johnston from Blarney, whose prize was £1,000. The event raised £7,000 for children's charities.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 13 January 1985. The reporter is Tom MacSweeney.