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

Dancing in the Dome • How Irish Dancing helped me to become a Rose

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In her latest blog post, Dublin Rose Maria Coughlan has written about how her background in competitive Irish Dancing helped her get the most out of her experience in the Rose of Tralee Festival. From her initial decision to apply, through local selection events in Dublin, judges interviews and on to the International Festival in Tralee live on RTE Television, … Read More

Maria, our Malahide Rose

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Shortly before heading down to the International Rose of Tralee Festival to represent Dublin, I met with Maria Coughlan to talk about why she applied for the festival this year, how she was feeling ahead of the experience and to get to know a bit more about the Malahide native. By Rachael O’Brien We met on Maria’s doorstep in the … Read More

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

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 roseoftralee.ie/apply, 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

Marty Morrissey confirmed as Dublin Rose MC

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RTE Broadcasting legend Marty Morrissey is the host for the 2016 Dublin Rose Selections which will run on Friday June 24th & Saturday June 25th at Citywest Hotel in West Dublin. Announcing the news alongside 2015 Dublin Rose Aisling Finnegan, Marty said: The Dublin Rose of Tralee Festival kicks off on May 28th in Citywest Hotel with The Dublin Rose … Read More