The fifth successive 'Lark in the Park', a free rock music concert takes place in St Anne's Park, Raheny in Dublin.

In spite of bad weather, the summer's first ‘Lark in the Park’ got underway in St Anne's Park in Raheny on the northside of Dublin. The 'Lark in the Park' series of free open air music concerts, held in public parks, is organised by RTÉ Radio 2 and ‘In Dublin’ magazine.

For the first time ever, instead of the usual line-up of four bands, the Raheny Lark features five bands; Touchdown, Montage, Blue In Heaven, Lord John White and The Subterraneans.

Young and old braved the elements to watch the best of home grown talent, and a good time was had by all.

Two further Larks are planned, the next in Blackrock and another in conjunction with the Galway Arts Festival.

RTÉ broadcaster Dave Fanning is a huge supporter of ‘Lark in the Park’.

It’s brilliant, it’s great fun, its free, you don’t have to spend 15 quid on a ticket, you get to see, all over the summer, about say 10-15 bands that are up and coming, that are good, that are well known or whatever, and like it’s good for everyone to come along on a Sunday afternoon and have a good time.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 19 July 1987. The reporter is Carroll McHugh.