Vital statistics and farmers' tans on show from contestants in the Ballybunion Bachelor Competition.
As part of the Ballybunion Festival which takes place annually during the month of June, contestants from Ireland, England, Scotland and further afield take part in a competition to find the bachelor of the year. The winner receives £500 and a further monetary prize if he gets married during the year.
Ten of the finalists were asked to appear on this episode of The Late Late Show, and are introduced by model Grace O'Shaughnessy.
Gerard Wright from Dublin comes from a well-known amateur boxing family who are all hairdressers and is a sports enthusiast. The first of two members of An Garda Síochána is Des Henry from County Monaghan, who enjoys the outdoors when he is not keeping the peace. Eddie McGrath who is described as the strong silent type works in the hospitality sector,
A barman from County Offaly, he can lower a pint in two and a half seconds.
The fourth contestant is Richard Breen, a building contractor from County Tipperary. James Hehir is a sales manager from Ennis County Clare who is one of a family of ten. Representing the west of Ireland is Gaelic footballer and supermarket manager Martin Langan,
A gentle shy type, although you’d never think it to look at him.
Harry Murphy from Kildare who considers himself to be an eligible bachelor has recently won the All-Ireland Sheep Shearing competition,
And can strip a sheep in seconds.
Keen hurler Peter Driver from County Wicklow is the second Garda tonight,
We can all feel safe with Peter on the beat, I'm quite sure.
The last two contestants are Seán Healy from Abbeyfeale works for Castlemahon poultry company and twenty five year old Charles O’Brien representing County Cork who is a quality control manager with an interest in current affairs.
This episode of The Late Late Show was broadcast on 4 June 1977. The presenter is Gay Byrne.