Holidaymakers and day trippers make the most of the June bank holiday weekend.

The bank holiday weekend is in full swing as thousands of holidaymakers arrive into Ireland by air and sea routes. Cars disembark from the ferry in Dún Laoghaire Harbour, while hundreds of cars and special Córas Iompair Éireann (CIÉ) services are bringing people to the country and the seaside. Young people with camping equipment are bound for Enniskerry in County Wicklow. They make their way to the 44 bus stop on Hawkins Street in Dublin.

Sun worshippers head to the beach where their children busy themselves making sandcastles and swimming in the sea. Meanwhile, Lough Conn in County Mayo is the venue for the 8th Intercontinental Trout Fly Fishing Competition, a three day event.

While there are heavy seas at Rosslare Harbour, it is dealing with its heaviest influx of tourist traffic of the season. Thousands of passengers are scheduled to arrive by ferry from Fishguard in Wales over the bank holiday weekend. CIÉ have organised special trains from Rosslare Harbour.

A spokesperson for the Meteorological Office says the weekend is likely to be mostly dry with sunshine mainly in western areas.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 5 June 1971. The footage shown here is mute.