The biggest indoor carnival in Europe opens to the public at the RDS in Dublin.
Enduring fairground favourites like bumper cars and the roller coaster are back again at Funderland, but this year they are joined by a slightly more thrilling entertainment act, the shark show. Even more dangerous is the wall of death, a stunt show so hazardous that,
It's actually impossible to get insurance for the riders, so they perform at their own risk.
If you are looking for a final thrill after all that, the Ranger is an outdoor fairground ride that will give you a full three hundred and sixty degree turn,
At this stage you'll be sorry you didn't empty your pockets out beforehand.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 21 December 1985. The reporter is Michael Ronayne.