The contestants taking part in the Rose of Tralee arrive at Dublin Airport.

The Rose of Tralee contestants arrive at Dublin Airport ahead to the festival in Kerry.

Ted Keane of the Festival of Kerry promises the largest ever programme of free entertainment on the streets of Tralee. Las Vegas Rose Megan Waterman explains what attracted her to the event.

In 1983 Brenda Hyland the Waterford Rose went on to win the competition.

An RTÉ News report broadcast 25 August 1983.

Gay Byrne and the Rose of Tralee Contestants (1983)
Gay Byrne and contestants at Rose of Tralee (1983)