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 looking forward to getting to know this year’s group of Dublin Ladies who are all hoping to be selected as the 2017 Dublin Rose.

Speaking at the Official Dublin Rose Launch Event at Croke Park Stadium, Marty was joined by 2016 Dublin Rose, Lorna Whyte from Malahide along with Rose of Tralee Escorts John Marren, Brian McCarthy, Conor Walsh, Paddy Browne and members of the Dublin Rose organising team.

“I was chuffed, honoured and delighted to be involved last year. The Rose of Tralee is a unique event worldwide. I’m delighted to be back.”Marty Morrissey

Reigning Dublin Rose, Lorna Whyte from Malahide, said:

“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.”Lorna Whyte, 2016 Dublin Rose

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See below for the photos and video from our 2017 Launch.

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See below for the photos and video from our 2017 Launch.

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On behalf of the Dublin Rose of Tralee Centre, Lead Co-Ordinator Steve Cronly said:

“We are delighted once again to welcome back Marty Morrissey as host of the Rose of Tralee in Dublin. He was a pleasure to work with last year, putting all the entrants at ease on stage and running our shows in such a professional manner. All of the Dublin team can’t wait to party with Marty!”Steve Cronly, Lead Co-Ordinator, Dublin Rose of Tralee Centre

This year’s event schedule for the Dublin Rose of Tralee includes a Gala Rose Ball (in aid of the charity), three qualifier nights (in May) and a Grand Final (in June) where the 2017 Dublin Rose will be selected.

Those interested in applying to enter the Dublin Rose of Tralee 2017 Selection can visit for more details including the online application form.

The eligibility criteria for all applicants is as follows:

All entrants must:

  • Be 18 years of age by January 1st 2017 and will not have reached your 28th birthday on or prior to September 1st 2017.
  • Be unmarried or never been married.
  • Be female, born in Ireland or an Irish citizen or of Irish origin by virtue of one of your ancestors having been born in Ireland.
  • For applicants residing outside the island of Ireland – be living in the region you wish to represent for a minimum of one year and recommend that if selected as the Rose that you will remain resident in this region for the following 12 months.
  • Never have previously represented any Centre as a Rose in the Regional Festival or International Rose of Tralee Selection.
  • Be available for Rose Selection events and if selected be available for International Festival events.
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