Annual Running Of The Bull


You’re their wife now.

This afternoon.

Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin 8.

Just some of the 57 Rose of Tralee International Festival 2018 contestants chase presenter Daithi O Se in the traditional manner to launch the festival which starts next Monday.



Licence to hup.

Defiant roses and Daithi at the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham this afternoon.

Earlier: Meeting Brigid




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45 thoughts on “Annual Running Of The Bull

  1. Nigel

    If they actually caught a different presenter and tore him apart every year in a ritualised pagan frenzy of blood and lust I still wouldn’t watch it.

    1. Daisy Chainsaw

      I’m still waiting for them to show the ritual killing of the best escort, rather than cut to an ad break after he’s been presented with the ceremonial knives (a lovely set of Newbridge Cutlery!).

      I also want reading your stupid made up poem or speech banned. Reading is not a talent, unless you were illiterate up to the day before the show.

    2. missred

      I’m feeling a touch of the lust thinking about that one… but I’m a heathen hussy, so….

        1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

          The new show starts on Friday, I think.
          Oh, hang on. I realise now it’s snoo-snoo. Wrong reference.

  2. Spaghetti Hoop

    When will women wake up to the outdated, patronising idiocy that is the beauty pageant?

  3. Airey Naïve

    Is this another running to pick up rubbish variant of that Plogging thing or something different?

    Progging? (Professional Bogging)

    That Charlie’s Angels Defiant Tricolour pose in the last one is a classic. Take note, Sinn Féin for next jaunt to Bodenstown.

  4. Daisy Chainsaw

    I already hate yer wan in the orange frock. There was no way she was letting go of Daithi! I bet she’s one of those types who describe themselves as “great craic” and “bubbly”.

  5. Murtles

    PR Consultant for ROT Festival : You know what would look great, if it looked like all the girls were chasing Donkey
    Committee Member : It’s Daithi and we done that last year….and the year before….and the year before that
    PR : Did ye? But really did ye? Because no one will remember will they….really.
    CM : Meh go for it.
    PR : And maybe three girls in a Charlies Angels pose with Dappy
    CM : *gets coat

  6. Starina

    Now, now ladies, don’t forget your decorum! Tisn’t proper for a lady to go chasing after a man and laughing with her mouth open.

      1. Nigel

        And start whacking him on the head with a stiletto heel.
        THAT’S for me Granny in Clare!
        THAT’S for making me learn Oh To Have A Little House!
        THAT’S for me degree in astrophysics!
        THAT’S for me fine child-bearing hips that’ll make some man very happy someday!

        What I’m saying is i keep expecting centuries of repression to explode in violence and it always lets me down.

  7. Gabby

    Anything beats the Eurovision song contest. Tralee has pubs, roses and a friendly dolphin. It’s a sane place to be.

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