Fashionable ladies bring a dash of style to the Fairyhouse Races in County Meath.

Fairyhouse, one of the biggest events on the Irish racing calendar takes place at Fairyhouse Racecourse in Ratoath, County Meath on 23 and 24 April 1962.

The first day, held on Easter Monday, offers punters seven races including the Irish Grand National. This historic steeplechase first took place at Fairyhouse Racecourse in 1870.

Fine weather encourages a huge attendance, with punters arriving at Fairyhouse from all over the country. There is always a touch of the 'Easter Parade' about Fairyhouse as it attracts some of Ireland's most stylish ladies. Many attendees are resplendent in spring hats and chic outfits.

Fairyhouse Races, 1962

Family parties are also welcome at Fairyhouse and one fashion conscious woman is accompanied by her young son.

Fairyhouse Races, 1962

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 28 April 1962. The footage shown here is mute.