Brilliant sunshine and a record attendance at the Dingle Regatta in County Kerry.
The annual Dingle Regatta in County Kerry takes place on 14 August 1977. Locals regard the fixture as the biggest day of the year on the peninsula.
The Dingle Regatta has been held each year since 1963 and this year's event was attended by the biggest crowed to date.
Minister for Health Charles Haughey, who has a home on Inishvickillane, one of the Blasket Islands, is in attendance. His son Conor Haughey and his two friends are rowing for the Blasket Islands team.
The major event is the All-Ireland four-handed men's senior championship of Ireland which is won by Brandon. The first All-Ireland ladies’ currach championship is won by Cuas, whose team is made up of three women and one man. The championship of Kerry, a four-man currach race, is won by Maharees. The three-man currach race, confined to Gaeltacht, is won by Dunquin.
The starter is Bill Dillon and the judge is Joe Foley.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 15 August 1977. The reporter is Dermot Mullane.