We take a look back to 1983 and the preparations under way for the Rose of Tralee.

This clip shows the arrival of the Rose of Tralee contestants at Dublin airport.

Broadcast as part of the Rose of Tralee on the 30th August, this segment was filmed on the 26th of August. In 1983 Brenda Hyland the Waterford Rose went on to win the competition.

Gay Byrne and the Rose of Tralee Contestants (1983)
Gay Byrne and contestants at Rose of Tralee (1983) © RTÉ Archives 2308/064