The battle of the barbecues will take place in Fenore, and champion cooks are coming to stake their claim on the prize.

Morning Ireland reports on Ireland's first World Barbecue and Cook Off Championships. The event will be held in Fenore, County Clare. Legendary barbecue cook Ray Big Red Gills, and the 1985 Holy Smokers World Champion John Willingham will be flying in for the event. 

Silky Sullivan, the championship coordinator from Arkansas, Tennesse explains how after Bord Fáilte refused to host the championship, he decided to organise it himself. 

Ireland invented the barbeque

Twenty two teams from the US will be in Ireland for the cook off.

A Morning Ireland report broadcast on 19 July 1985. The presenter is David Hanly.