Extra transport laid on for the August Bank Holiday weekend, but many young people are choosing to hitchhike instead.

The flow of visitors for the August Bank Holiday weekend is at its peak with thousands of visitors arriving into Ireland from the United Kingdom. All carrier companies are reporting record business, making it an extremely lucrative weekend.

Córas Iompair Éireann (CIÉ) is operating additional trains and buses to carry these extra passengers over the August bank holiday period. Nevertheless many young people are opting to hitchhike to their destination of choice. Two women, one holding a sign for Limerick, wave excitedly at the oncoming traffic.

The weather forecast for the weekend is mixed and the country has already experienced some severe pre-holiday weather.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 31 July 1971. The footage shown here is mute.