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Now taking applications for 2018.

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Did you know

Since 1959 the Dublin Rose of Tralee committee has put on local selection events and picked a representative of Dublin City & Country for the International Rose of Tralee Festival in Tralee, Co Kerry.

Fifty nine years later, the Dublin Rose Centre continues to form an integral part of the Global Rose of Tralee Family, helping the festival “celebrate exceptional women and accept them as the proud people they are, whatever that might be.” – Anthony O’Gara, Chairman

The search is now on for the 2018 Dublin Rose! It will be an amazing and unforgettable year for all those girls lucky enough to take part. Click below to find out more on how to apply to become a Rose.


Alice O'Sullivan, Dublin Rose

First ever Rose of Tralee winner & Dublin Rose, Alice O’Sullivan


Taylor's Three Rock
Fingal County Council

Balbriggan Chamber of Commerce
Rose of Tralee International Festival
Rose of Tralee International Festival

More information for Sponsors

What they said

“When they called my name out I thought I was going to faint, either that or wake up as it felt like a dream come true.”

Tanya Feighery
Dublin Rose 2019

“That’s the beauty of the Rose of Tralee, it doesn’t matter where you come from that you could be from the back of nowhere or you could come from the same place as someone else and it’s not going to be held against you.”

Maria Coughlan
Dublin Rose 2017

“The Dublin Rose process was unbelievable. I met so many amazing girls and learnt so much about myself as a person. It really took me out of my comfort zone and is an experience I will never forget. My Dublin Rose selection night was one of the best nights of my life.”

Lorna Whyte
Dublin Rose 2016

“The Dublin Rose girls were amazing from Day One. I made new friends for life.”

Aisling Finnegan
Dublin Rose 2015

“Everyone is there to enjoy themselves. You make so many new friends out of the Dublin Rose”

Roisin Lyons
Dublin Rose 2014

“The moment your name is called is completely indescribable.”

Arlene O'Neill
Dublin Rose 2012

“The one thing that stands our for me is meeting other like minded women. I felt like I knew them for years.”

Niamh Sherlock
Dublin Rose 2010

“Don’t miss out on this huge opportunity. Just go for it!”

Siobheal Nic Eochaidh
Dublin Rose 2011

It could be you

The moment Malahide native Maria Coughlan was announced as the 2017 Dublin Rose!

How to get involved

Become a Rose

Become a Rose

We are now accepting applications for 2018. Find out all the information you need on how to become a Dublin Rose by following the link below.

The application process is straightforward. Complete an online application form, organise your sponsor, check you are available for our key event dates and you’ll be good to go! Our highly experienced team of former Roses and Rose Escorts will support you all the way.

Become a Rose

Become a sponsor

Become a Rose

Your organisation can become involved as a sponsor in the Rose of Tralee in a number of ways:

Venue Sponsors
Media Sponsors
Rose Sponsors
Charity Partners
Find out more information below.

Become a Sponsor

Attend an Event

Attend an Event

Our family friendly events are happening across Dublin Ctiy & County in May & June.

2017 sees the return of selection events in different locations accross Dublin.

Our Gala Rose Ball is a night not to be missed and we will be selecting our new 2017 Dublin Rose at our Grand Final in June.

Follow the link to our Events page for more details.

See Events