The Rose of Tralee International festival was founded in 1959, as a means by which the local economy in Tralee could be stimulated during the summer months. Since then it has grown to become one of Ireland’s largest annual festivals, has a presence around the world and it’s associated annual Television show is consistently rated as one of the most watch events both on traditional television and on online channels.

Each year, the Dublin Rose team organise selection events culminating with the selection of the Dublin Rose, who in turn goes on to represent Dublin at this International Festival, with the chance of becoming the International Rose of Tralee.