RTÉ Archives revisits a Nationwide report from 1997 on a shortage of eligible women in Kerry.

In some parts of Co Kerry men outnumbered women by four to one at the time, causing local men to complain there are not enough women to go around.

Male students from Tralee Regional Technical College noticed a lack of young women in the area, particularly when socialising at the weekend.

This deficit meant more competition for the attention of single ladies.