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

Jennifer Byrne, 24 from Offaly is crowned 2017 International Rose of Tralee

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Huge congratulations to Jennifer Byrne, the first ever Offaly Rose to be crowned International Rose of Tralee! Jennifer works as a junior doctor in the Accident and Emergency Department at University College Galway and came out on top of a total pool of sixty four Roses who participated in this year’s International Rose of Tralee festival. Speaking in front of … 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

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