Portmarnock beach in October is the venue for a photo opportunity for contestants in the final of the Miss Ireland competition.

This RTÉ News footage shows the finalists posing at the Martello Tower in Portmarnock, County Dublin for a ahead of the final. The contestants are then shown leaving by bus. 

RTÉ Television broadcast the final stages of this contest live from Portmarnock Country Club on 24 October 1975. 

The competition was won by Elaine O'Hara, who represented Westmeath. She is pictured here with two of the runners-up and is being kissed by the competition sponsor Alan O'Reilly, owner of the 'Shape in Hair' salon on Dublin's Drury Street. 

RTÉ News report broadcast on 24 October 1975. This footage is mute.

Miss Ireland (1975)
Miss Ireland (1975)