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Wednesday 22 March 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# Rose of Tralee

Last year
2022
# Rose of Westmeath
Westmeath's Rachel Duffy crowned the new Rose of Tralee
It was the first time the festival had been held since 2019.
# Rose of Tralee
Quiz: How much do you know about the Rose of Tralee?
Every rose has its quiz.
# Your Say
Poll: Will you watch the Rose of Tralee?
The competition will see the 33 Roses take to the stage in Co Kerry this evening.
All time
# Rose of Tralee
Married and trans women can enter the Rose of Tralee, organisers confirm
Organisers also extended the age bracket to include those up to the age of 29.
# Roses and Thorns
'Immensely disappointing': Rose of Tralee cancelled for a second year
The festival was due to take place in August.
# Let's Get Quizzical
Quiz: How much do you know about the Rose of Tralee?
The pale moon is rising and it’s time for you to test your knowledge.
# Called Off
Rose of Tralee cancelled for first time in its history due to Covid-19
Festival organisers say it will return in 2021.
# Congrats
Limerick Rose Sinéad Flanagan has won the Rose of Tralee 2019
The festival was brought to a close with the winner crowned late this evening.
# Rose of Tralee
Quiz: How well do you know the Rose of Tralee?
Live from the Dome.
# Animal Welfare
Irish Greyhound Board withdraws funding from Rose of Tralee after contestants receive 'malicious threats'
The IGB has been mired in controversy since serious animal welfare issues were uncovered last month.
# Europe
Former Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh selected as MEP candidate for Fine Gael
Walsh won the Rose of Tralee in 2014.
# kirsten mate maher
Investigation launched after claims the Rose of Tralee was racially abused in a takeaway
The incident allegedly happened in the early hours of Sunday morning in Kilkenny city.
# First Time for Everything
'I thought I'd hate the Rose of Tralee but being there changed my mind entirely'
For someone who’d never watched the Rose of Tralee, 2018 seemed like a pretty good year to start.
# isn't she lovely
Waterford Rose Kirsten Mate Maher has been crowned the Rose of Tralee 2018
But they’re ALL lovely girls.
# what the hell
11 of the most bizarre moments from the first night of the Rose of Tralee 2018
It’s been a wild night.
# Rose of Tralee
People are praising the Carlow Rose for bringing the Rose of Tralee into the 21st Century
She’s now second favourite to win.
# squathí
The Westmeath Rose just did a squat with Daithí on her back, because the Rose of Tralee is wild
Of course she’d become a meme.
# Your Say
Poll: Is there a place for the Rose of Tralee in modern Ireland?
Has the pageant had its day after 59 years? Or is it still relevant in 2018?
# Rose of Tralee
Almost half of Irish adults hate the Rose of Tralee, according to a new poll
Cover your eyes Daithí!
# home grown talent
Which Rose Of Tralee Talent Are You?
It’s that time of year again.
# Rose of Tralee
It's time to admit that the Rose of Tralee's idea of womanhood is simply irrelevant in 2018
There’s more to us than tea and gúnas.
# Best Bits
Here's what Dáithí Ó Sé said was his favourite moment hosting the Rose of Tralee
Let’s just say it involves a Canadian Rose and a cow getting stagefright.
# 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.
# Brianna Parkins
Former Sydney Rose Brianna Parkins is winning praise for her story about meeting a No voter in a nightclub
She spoke out about Ireland’s reproductive rights in 2016.
Voices
Maria Walsh: 'It might be a questioning glance or a curt refusal to shake my hand'
On International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, we must stand in solidarity, writes Maria Walsh.
# offaly nice for her
The Offaly Rose has been crowned the Rose of Tralee for 2017
24-year-old Jennifer Byrne is your new Rose of Tralee.
AS IT HAPPENED
Night Two of The Rose of Tralee 2017: As It Happened
We’ll be with you, lovely moment after lovely moment.
# excuse you
One of tonight's Roses seemed to say that Ireland was in the UK and nobody was having it
Oh girl, no.
# tv picks
What to watch on TV tonight: Tuesday
This is the telly everyone will be talking about tomorrow.
AS IT HAPPENED
Night One of The Rose of Tralee 2017: As It Happened
We’ll be with you, lovely moment after lovely moment.
# Donegal Rose
The Donegal Rose won praise for speaking out about mental health on stage tonight
That’s before she even got to her party piece.
# Lovely Girls
How To Explain The Rose of Tralee To Your Non-Irish Friends
It’s that time of year again.
# lunch crunch
Poll: Will you watch the Rose of Tralee?
Give it to us straight. Be honest.
# Your Say
Poll: Will you watch the Rose of Tralee?
Will you be tuning in?
# Lovely Girls
21 tremendously embarrassing Rose of Tralee photocalls from over the years
It’s that time of year.
# Amanda Donohoe
San Francisco Rose speaks about sister who died in the Berkeley balcony collapse
Amanda Donohoe said that the competition was a great happy occasion for her family.
# All Welcome
Rose of Tralee festival says it has not banned transgender women from entering
This is contrary to reports this morning.
# Bai
Complaints around 8th Amendment and 'rubbishing Mass' on Rose of Tralee rejected
The BAI rejected seven complaints to do with last year’s Rose of Tralee
# modern rose
Last year's Sydney Rose has called for feminists and LGBT women to enter the Rose of Tralee
Brianna Parkins won praise last year for speaking out about the Eighth Amendment onstage.
# Giving it socks
The Rose of Tralee lip syncing to B*Witched on Ray D'Arcy needs to be seen to be believed
It had everything.