Dog show, steam engine rally, parachute jump, boating, music and dance among the bank holiday pursuits.

RTÉ News features some of the events taking place throughout Ireland over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

A dog show in Dun Laoghaire, parachute jumping at Farranfore County Kerry, the Fleadh Cheoil at Scartaglin County Kerry, Doheny Home Week at Dunmanway County Cork, Dennehy traditional Irish dancers at Blarney County Cork, sailing at Currane in County Mayo, the Mary of Dungloe Festival in County Donegal, a steam engine rally at Stradbally County Laois, a regatta in Kinsale County Cork and boating on the River Shannon.

Gloria O'Boyle, this year's winner (1971)
Gloria O'Boyle, this year’s winner (1971)

Steam Engine Rally at Stradbally (1971)
Steam Engine Rally at Stradbally (1971)

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 2 August 1971.