1962 – Ciara O’Sullivan becomes Rose of Tralee

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On the 3rd September 1962 at Ashe Memorial Hall on Denny St, Tralee, Kevin Coffey from the New York Rose of Tralee Committee presented Ciara O’Sullivan from Dublin with the winning Rose of Tralee trophy. She later described the festival as a “life changing experience that gave me joy, enduring friendships and wonderful memories for which I am forever grateful.” … Read More

The Dublin Rose Ball, ten years on.

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We’re really excited about the return of The Dublin Rose Ball this weekend at Citywest Hotel. Here’s a pic from one of our Dublin Gala Ball’s of previous years, the 2006 Dublin Rose Ball which was held at the SAS Radisson in Stillorgan. There really is nothing like a formal Gala Ball event for creating that ultra special feeling that … Read More

The first ever Rose was a Dublin Rose!

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Alice O’Sullivan was not only the first ever Rose of Tralee but was also the Dublin Rose ! She is seen here at the recent launch of the International Festival with current Rose of Tralee Aoife Kelly. In it’s early years, entrants for the Rose of Tralee had to be from Tralee Town and surrounding parishes only ! Photo shows … Read More