The third annual Irish Kite Flying Championships takes place at Leopardstown Racecourse.

Good weather conditions prevail for approximately one hundred kite fliers taking part in the championships. Hundreds more have arrived to have a look as kites of all shapes and sizes are flown in the sky over Leopardstown Racecourse.

The Irish Kitefliers Association have been in existence for three years, and their fifty members meet once a month to go kite flying.

It is here at the championships that mettle is put to the test and the sheep are separated from the goats.

Categories include the largest, smallest, most beautiful, most original, most manoeuvrable and fastest to ascend kites. The overall winner was Morgan Kelly.

There is also a special journalists' section, but unfortunately for the gentlemen of the press today was not their day.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 22 June 1981. The reporter is Cillian de Paor.