Ninety seven sailing ships are due to sail into Dublin Port as part of the Cutty Sark Race.

The grand Argentinian vessel, the Libertad, which is not taking part in the race arrived in Dublin Port today, Public interest is already high with queues to view the vessels. 

A site reminiscent of a more elegant age.

Hundreds of thousands of visitors are due in the city over the weekend and many of the quays around Dublin port will be closed to cars in what is considered to be one of the biggest Garda traffic operations ever. 

Garda Dan Quill spoke to RTÉ News about the traffic restrictions and the sporting fixtures taking place in the city over the weekend. His advice to the public is to use public transport.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 20 August 1998. The reporter is Roisín Duffy.