Maria Coughlan, 25, from Malahide is the 2017 Dublin Rose

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The new Dublin Rose is Maria Coughlan, a 25 year old school teacher from Malahide in North Dublin.  She is the youngest of three children and teaches at St. Vincent de Paul Infant School on Griffith Avenue. Maria is a champion Irish Dancer, having retired last year as a two time World Champion, five time All Ireland Champion and three time … Read More

24 Finalists announced for Dublin Rose Final 2017

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The twenty four young women who will contest the Grand Final of the Dublin Rose of Tralee Festival 2017 have being announced and are shown below. One lucky lady will be chosen to represent Dublin in this year’s International Rose of Tralee festival. The Grand Final itself takes place this coming Saturday, May 27th at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. MC … Read More

Fourteen girls selected in Dublin South for Grand Final

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Well done to all the Dublin South entrants who were on stage at Talbot Hotel Stillorgan on Sunday evening last. And congrats to the fourteen girls who were selected on the night. (Catherine Coventry, Méabh Ní Choileáin, Niamh Kelly, Aisling Brady, Sarah Roberts, Emma Biggar, Carla Peters, Nicole Pierce, Anna Kearney, Rachel Govan, Emma James, Maebh Larkin, Nicola McCarron, Janine … Read More

Dublin North Results – 2017

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Well done to all the Dublin North entrants who were on stage at The Bracken Court Hotel, Balbriggan on Friday evening last. And congrats to the ten girls who were selected on the night. Niamh Walsh Ailbhe Casey Shauna Conroy Chloe English Maria Coughlan Orla Byrne Arissa Buckley Charlotte Madden Lily-Mai Hand Jennifer Von Boxtel See you this evening in … Read More

Marty Morrissey to host Rose of Tralee in Dublin

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Veteran broadcaster steps into Dáithí Ó Sé’s shoes in the capital Croke Park Stadium, Dublin, 10th February 2017 Now in his second year of hosting Rose of Tralee Selection Events in Dublin, RTE’s Marty Morrissey says it is “a privilege” for him to get the opportunity to work with the Rose of Tralee Festival again and he is very much … Read More

Applications open for 2017!

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The Rose of Tralee International Festival is up and running again for the new year and we are now accepting applications for Dublin Rose 2017. Interested girls who wish to apply simply need to visit the Official Application page on, fill in the online application form, and wait to hear back from our local event team in Dublin for … Read More

What makes a (Dublin) Rose?

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Shortly before heading off to Tralee to represent Dublin at this year’s International Rose of Tralee Festival, I sat down with Lorna Whyte to see how she was feeling as the festival approached and to learn some more about why this primary school teacher from Malahide decided to put her name forward for the Rose of Tralee this year.  We met … Read More

Dublin Rose visits Cappagh Hospital Active Rehabilitation Unit (ARU)

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New Dublin Rose Lorna Whyte recently visited the Active Rehabilitation Unit (ARU) at Cappagh Hospital. Hosted on the day by Occupational Therapist, 2014 Kilkenny Rose and Blogger Vera McGrath, Lorna was taken on a tour of the facilities and had the opportunity to meet staff and patients alike. The visit involved a tour of the physiotherapy and occupational therapy departments … Read More