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# Lovely Girls

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# Lovely Girls
'I grew up thinking it was unattainable:' Why this year's candidates for Rose of Tralee wanted to enter
We asked the Roses why it meant so much to them to enter and how the festival is keeping up with a world of modern women.
# Lovely Girls
The Waterford Rose made a meta reference to Father Ted on stage and everyone was delighted
Surely this was intentional.
# Lovely Girls
How To Explain The Rose of Tralee To Your Non-Irish Friends
It’s that time of year again.
# Lovely Girls
21 tremendously embarrassing Rose of Tralee photocalls from over the years
It’s that time of year.
# Lovely Girls
11 perfect reactions to *that* sexist Daily Mail headline
“Never mind Brexit, who won Legs-it?” – YOU WHAT NOW?
AS IT HAPPENED
Night Two of the Rose of Tralee 2016: Liveblog
Who will win the coveted title? Only one way to find out…
# Lovely Girls
A Rose rapped a Lil Wayne song for her talent and it was so surreal
Wayne Beag in da gaff.
AS IT HAPPENED
Night One of the Rose of Tralee 2016: As It Happened
Lovely moment by lovely moment.
# Lovely Girls
Want to be the Rose of Tralee? Here are some ways of improving your odds*
*Advice here is not to be taken as a guarantee. Terms and conditions apply, see inside for details.
# Lovely Girls
This Kerry shop's 'Lovely Leg' beauty competition is Father Ted come to life
Of course, they ALL have a lovely leg.
# Lovely Girls
This Kerry shop's 'Lovely Leg' beauty competition is Father Ted come to life
Of course, they ALL have a lovely leg.
AS IT HAPPENED
Night Two of the Rose of Tralee 2015: As It Happened
Lovely moment by lovely moment.
# Lovely Girls
11 Rose of Tralee photos improved by Father Ted quotes
Of course, they all have lovely bottoms.
# Lovely Girls
The raffle draw at this Sligo festival is straight out of Father Ted
“Did anybody see The Late Late Show last night?”
# down with this sort of thing
When lovely girls are lovely no more: Rose of Tralee chairman hits out at Fr Ted jibes
The organiser has taken aim at “boorish nonsense from uninformed opinion writers”.
AS IT HAPPENED
The crowning of the Rose of Tralee 2014
All the lovely loveliness, as it happened.
Voices
Opinion: The Roses have thick enough skins to take the constant Father Ted 'lovely girls' joke
Last year’s Monaghan Rose says the festival has had a hugely positive effect on her life and she’ll take a bit of slagging because she’s proud to be part of it all.
AS IT HAPPENED
Night one of Rose of Tralee 2014: As it happened
Handbags at dawn! Well… at 8pm!
# Lovely Girls
(Somewhat ironic) photos of the winner of 2FM's 'Miss Personality' contest
The Miss Ireland finals beckon.
# Lovely Girls
2FM responds to criticism of 'Miss Personality' contest, says men can't enter
Looks don’t count… for now.
# Lovely Girls
Tubridy's 'lovely girl' contest met with mockery
Do you want to be ‘Miss Personality 2014?’.
# Lovely Girls
Which Irish lovelies have made the FHM sexiest women list?
Representin’.
# Lovely Lads
12 GIFS that prove being a Rose of Tralee escort is the BEST craic
There’s a whole lotta fun and a canteen of silver cutlery to be won.
AS IT HAPPENED
Rose of Tralee 2013: Night One as it happened
A live marriage proposal, kissing a cod, and bedtime stories… it was a strange evening.
# Dáithí Ó Sé
16 of the best quotes from the Lovely Girls of 2013
Aren’t they all lovely?
# Rose of Tralee
Meet the Lovely Girls of 2013
Um, and Dáithí Ó Sé.
# Lovely Girls
8 things that make Irish women completely irresistible
Don’t even try to resist, guys.
# ROT
Pics and video: the 6 best bits from the Rose of Tralee
High heels, banners and Rose Buds.
AS IT HAPPENED
The Rose of Tralee Finals, Day Two
It can’t get better than last night, can it?
# MISS ATOM
6 lovely girls pageants that are not the Rose of Tralee
While The Rose of Tralee prides itself on being different to other pageants there are plenty of other ‘alternative’ competitions around the world.
AS IT HAPPENED
The Rose of Tralee Finals, Day One
Every Rose. Every one of Dáithí’s ‘jokes’. As it happened.
# Your Say
Poll: Will you watch the Rose of Tralee?
It’s one of the most-watched programmes in Ireland every single year, but it’s also criticised for being outdated and irrelevant. Will you watch?
# Work Can Wait
Watch: Is this the best Rose of Tralee talent ever?
The Queensland Rose may have won, but she wasn’t the real star. Hold on to your chair and watch this dance…
# The Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Monday
The battle for Tripoli rages on, the bishop of Cloyne breaks his silence, Ireland’s latest viral sensation and… can we turn light bulbs into wifi routers?
# Rose of Tralee
Introducing: the 32 contestants in this year’s Rose of Tralee
Which of these 10 Irish and 22 international entrants are ‘lovely and fair’ enough to become the 53rd Rose of Tralee?
# Lovely Girls?
Five things you didn't know about the Rose of Tralee
The final of the Rose of Tralee 2010 is tonight – but how far has the festival come since the 1950s?
# Lovely Girls?
Does Tralee produce the Loveliest Girls?
Here’s a pick of alternative beauty contests to help you pick. Don’t they all have lovely bottoms?