Plenty for visitors to enjoy at the Festival of Kerry and crowds bring welcome business to Tralee.

Around 200,000 visitors pack the hotels and guesthouses of Tralee for the annual Festival of Kerry which is expected to generate around £15 million for the town.

It's been one of the most welcome Festivals of Kerry for many years.

Festival of Kerry President David Condon welcomes the business at the end of a slower than usual tourist season. While the numbers attending the festival are slightly down on previous years, David Condon believes that the quality of people in town for the festival is up.

The streets of Tralee come alive for the week with performers, music and entertainment. The highlight of the festival is the Rose of Tralee which will see 32 contestants from all over the world taking to the stage at the Festival Dome. David Condon is reluctant to reveal who he thinks might take the title or his favourite.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 27 August 1991. The reporter is Kevin McDonald.