Highlights from the regional finals of the 25th Calor Housewife of the Year competition.

During the final of the 1993 'Calor Housewife of the Year' competition, broadcast live from the National Concert Hall in Dublin, presenter Gay Byrne introduces a compilation film showing some of the highlights from the regional finals of the completion.

During the interviews many of the women tell Gay Byrne how they met their husbands and a number of them are amused to recall that it was not exactly love at first sight. One woman remembers,

At the time he was a kind of wild looking character.

Another says,

He could have done with a bath.

Aileen O’Connor describes how she accompanied her boyfriend. when he approached her father to ask for her hand in marriage. Aileen's father told them,

Well I’ll tell you what, I’ll talk to your mother about and come back tomorrow and I’ll tell you.

From the regionals, the six finalists, Cliona Woodbyrne from County Dublin, Michelle Sludds-Hickey from Castleknock in Dublin, Patsy McElchar from County Donegal, Sally Casey from County Donegal , Alison Neylon From County Clare and Noorín Browne from County Kerry were selected.

Alison Neylon won the 1993 ‘Calor Housewife of the Year’ competition.

Alison Neylon, Calor Housewife of the Year

The final of the 'Calor Housewife of the Year’ was broadcast on 17 April 1993. The presenter is Gay Byrne.