Tag Archives: Rose of Tralee

Ah Mr Ó Sé, we’ve been expecting you.

This afternoon.

Malahide Castle, County Dublin.

Sinead Harrington writes:

Dáithí Ó Sé brought a license to thrill to the RTÉ Rose of Tralee launch when he was helicoptered into Malahide Castle to meet all 64 hopeful Roses for the first time ahead of this year’s 2017 Rose of Tralee International Festival.

Dáithí’s dramatic aerial entrance, courtesy of a former Rose of Tralee escort and pilot Ted Robinson, ensured that the Rose of Tralee festival started in style.

This is Dáithí’s eighth year presenting the show, proving that in his eyes Roses are forever; he and the 2017 Roses were in flying form at Malahide Castle before they began their journey to Tralee.

The festival is now in its 58th year and interviews with the final 32 Roses will be broadcast live from the festival dome in Kerry at 8pm on Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 August on RTÉ One with a break for the Nine O’Clock News….



Lovely girls love GAA.

All Ireland rivals, from top: Niamh McElduff (Tyrone) and Maria Coughlan (Dublin), Niamh Elwood (Galway) and Chloe McGrath (Waterford).



Ah here.

Thanks James M Chimney



RTÉ, Montrose, Donnybrook, Dublin 4

Ohio Rose Kathleen O Donnell prepares for the 2016 Rose of Tralee International Festival where 65 contestants will compete to become the Rose of Tralee 2016 starting tomorrow, Wednesday until August 23.




Rose of Tralee host Daithi O’Sé with hopped-up Lovely Girls.

Sam Boal/Rollingnews


But the lovely girls ain’t one.

This morning.

Dáithí Ó Sé and the 32 International Roses launching the 2015 Rose of Tralee festival at RTÉ studios, Montrose, Donnybrook, Dublin 4.

The 56th International Rose of Tralee Selection will be broadcast live from 8pm on Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 August on RTÉ One, on RTÉ Player and RTÉ Player International, “with a break for the Nine O’ Clock News”.


Pic: Tony Kinlan


‘Twas a different story on Monday night…

Rose of Tralee: I’m gay (Aoife Bannon, Irish Sun) [behind paywall]

H/t: Ronan McGreevy