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Roses begin journey to Tralee

14 Aug

The journey to the Kingdom is underway for 32 Rose of Tralee hopefuls. The cross border trip will include visits to Galway, Derry, Sligo, Belfast and Limerick, before arriving in Tralee in time for the Rose Ball on Friday.

For the first time in a decade, the Rose Tour will visit Northern Ireland, taking in a tour of the Titanic Festival in Belfast and Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Derry, the 2013 UK City of Culture. Tomorrow the Roses will cross the Border to Sligo, followed by an evening in Galway, where they’ll first meet their Escorts. However, the Roses will have to wait until Friday when the Escort Rose pairings will be revealed, before all 32 Roses attend the annual Rose Ball as guests of honour.

This year’s festival and Rose Gathering will continue until Tuesday, when the 2013 Rose of Tralee will be selected. Rose of Tralee televised host Daithí O’Sé says there’s no other festival in the world that ties its diaspora together in the way the Rose of Tralee International Festival connects the global Irish community.

via Radio Kerry News

10K Fun Run announced for Rose of Tralee Festival

24 May

The Rose of Tralee International Festival has announced the addition of a 10k Fun Run which will take place on the morning of Sunday 18th August.It’s expected to attract crowds to the town centre ahead of the day’s parade and air display.This event, organised by Marcus Howlett, will be the first race in the new Kerry’s Eye Tralee International Marathon Race Series, a unique series of races to be held between the 18th August 2013 and the 16th March 2014.The Rose of Tralee International 10K Run will be run through the streets of Tralee, starting in the Tralee Bay Wetlands Centre and finishing on Denny Street, taking in Oakpark Road, Rock Street and the Mall.

via 10K Fun Run for Rose of Tralee Festival.

Required: Escorts for the Rose of Tralee

4 Apr

The clock is ticking if you would like the chance to be a Rose Escort for this year’s international Rose of Tralee Festival. “The Rose of Tralee Escorts are the 32 most envied men in Ireland every August,” according to Colm Croffy, the Rose of Tralee Escort Co-ordinator.

Eligible single men between 21 and 30 years of age could enjoy a chance to become their county’s Rose Escort and secure a place at the now famous Escorts Boot Camp Weekend. Once they have shown their mettle and proved their worth, the ultimate reward will be a week of fun in Tralee. Application forms can be downloaded from roseoftralee.ie and the closing date is Friday April 22nd.

via Kerry Radio

Rose of Tralee Festival 2010 launched

5 Aug

This year’s Rose of Tralee Festival has been officially launched. The international festival will run from Friday August 20th to Tuesday August 24th. Companies in Tralee are being asked to dig deep again this year in order to fund the Back to Basics programme. €75,000 is needed to fund the free entertainment schedule, which includes concerts, parades and fireworks. Among the musical acts to perform will be Irish rock band The Coronas and Internet sensations Crystal Swing.

32 women will battle it out to be named the 51st Rose of Tralee in the Dome. The lucky winner, who will be crowned on the final night of the Festival, will be presented with the perpetual tiara and trophy, a magnificent selection of Newbridge Jewellery, the use of a car for a year and a €25,000 World Prize from the Pilot Training College.

Radio Kerry news

Dáithí O Sé unveiled as new Rose of Tralee host

17 May

Dáithí O Sé has been unveiled as the new host of The Rose of Tralee 2010. The man from Feothanach will interview thirty-one Roses over two nights of the Rose of Tralee International Selection from the Festival Dome on Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 August. He’s the sixth presenter of the show that’s been running for the past 51 years. Dáithí is currently in Canada and the United States for seven weeks filming a new series for TG4.

London Rose crowned Rose of Tralee

27 Aug

imageThe London Rose, Charmaine Kenny, was crowned the Rose of Tralee at the Festival Dome last night. The 26-year-old, who is originally from Athy in Co Kildare, recently gave up work as a management consultant in London, and hopes to fulfill her ambition of becoming an entrepreneur.

She has a degree in Management Science and Information System Studies, and a Masters in Economics, both from Trinity College, Dublin, where she is also an elected Scholar.

She is also involved with the Irish charity Suas, and has spent time volunteering in Calcutta and Delhi.

Charmaine will spend the next 12 months travelling the world representing Ireland as the Golden Jubilee International Rose of Tralee.

Rose of Tralee 2009

23 Aug

The Rose of Tralee Festival got underway last night with the glamorous Rose Ball. More than 1,300 people attended the event at the Festvial Dome. In his opening address, managing director of the Festival Anthony O’Gara said Tralee should use the event as an opportunity to show the country what a wonderful town it is. 50 roses from across the world will battle it out for the title at this year’s Festival which is marking half a century in existence. The televised rose selection will take place next Tuesday and Wednesday with the 51st Rose of Tralee being announced on Wednesday night.

For further details and program of events, see roseoftralee.ie