The King's Island Festival in Limerick features arts and crafts, a souvenir record, a regatta and the festival queen.

The King's Island Festival in Limerick was officially opened by Minister for the Gaeltacht Tom O'Donnell.

In recognition of the Gaelic cultural aspect of the festival, the minister presented scholarships to two students from the community, Muireann Nic Carthaigh and Lean Ní Chuinn, who will both spend three weeks in the Cúil Aodha Gaeltacht in west Cork.

Councillor Thady Coughlan who was one of a number of dignitaries present crowned Mary O'Connor Queen of the Festival.

The festival programme which is based on the various aspects of community life, includes guided tours of King's Island and talks on local history, an art exhibition, concerts, a swim around the island, and an emigrant's night.

This year a souvenir record of the festival has produced by the people of King's Island, with all proceeds going to the local community committee.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 22 June 1976. The reporter is Dermot Mullane.