In the build up to the Rose of Tralee 2014, we take a look back thirty years to meet Brenda Hyland the 1983 Rose representing Waterford, who tells the RTÉ Guide about her year as the Rose of Tralee and how it has affected her family and friends.
Diane Hannagen Cowpar went on to become the Rose of Tralee in 1984, representing Limerick.
The RTÉ Guide, 24 August 1984, pp.24-25.
The Rose of Tralee 2014 takes place on Monday 18 August and Tuesday 19 August. The event will be broadcast live from the dome in Tralee, Co. Kerry on RTÉ One at 8.00pm each evening.
The RTÉ Player also brings the ‘Rose of Tralee Festival’ to fans Worldwide with all the behind the scenes action. Presented by Aidan Power, the show will be live on RTÉ Player each night at 9.00pm.