Women representing cities from across the world arrive in Dublin aspiring to become the next Rose of Tralee.

The young women who will take part in the Rose of Tralee festival are formally welcomed to Ireland on the tarmac at Dublin Airport.

Among the hopefuls are Texas Rose Monica Ryan, Toronto Rose Sharon Mailey, Melbourne Rose Rachel Clarke, Jersey Rose Tricia Fagan and French Rose Simone Cahill who says,

I've just come into it to enjoy myself and to meet people, to represent France and if I win, it’s an added bonus.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 21 August 1991. The reporter is Kevin McDonald.