60,000 attend an alcohol free London Irish festival at Roundwood Park in north London.

Irish Ambassador to London Andrew O'Rourke described the event as a wonderful occasion.

For the first time, the sale of alcohol was banned from the event. Seamus Troy of the London Irish Festival Committee explains that they want the festival to return to the original idea of a family oriented day. 

Among the names taking part were Tweed, Paddy O'Brien, Chuck and June, Colm Hughes, Joe Dolan, John Hogan, Susan McCann and Kid Wayne.

All proceeds raised at the event will go to the London Irish Centre in Camden and the Council of Irish Counties Association in Britain.  

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 2 July 1989. The reporter is Brian O'Connell.