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Sunday 5 February 2023 Dublin: -2°C

# Rose of Tralee

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# Rose of Tralee
A Canadian guy is looking for footage of the 1980 Rose of Tralee so he can see his Mam in it
“She was lovely and fair as the rose of the summer…”
# Brianna Parkins
The Sydney Rose is featured in Grazia for 'magnificently' disrupting the Rose of Tralee
International recognition!
# Eighth Amendment
Woman delivers letter 'formally complimenting' Sydney Rose to RTÉ
Brianna Parkins said she wants a referendum to be held on repealing the Eighth Amendment.
Voices
A response to the Sydney Rose: We never had to pretend
2015 Galway Rose Olga Lee responds to Brianna Parkin’s piece, which described the Rose of Tralee as a ‘Kate Middleton impersonation competition’.
# Behind The Scenes
"You let me down" - Sydney Rose lifts lid on festival reaction to her abortion remarks
Brianna Parkins called for a referendum on the Eighth Amendment.
# Rose of Tralee
One of the Roses has accused the festival of 'manipulating and bullying' contestants
Fainche McCormack is unhappy with the filming process for the documentary Road to the Dome.
# Rose of Tralee
One of the Roses has accused the festival of 'manipulating and bullying' contestants
Fainche McCormack is unhappy with the filming process for the documentary Road to the Dome.
# Eighth Amendment
Petition set up to 'formally compliment' Sydney Rose for abortion comments
It’s in response to RTÉ receiving a number of complaints about Brianna Parkins’ remarks.
# Rose of Tralee
Sydney Rose is 'disappointed' and 'confused' after festival chair Mary Kennedy condemned abortion comments
“The festival has been out there for years trying to dispel this ‘lovely girl competition’ image…”
# escorts on fire
The Rose of Tralee escorts took over the town centre for a massive sing song
Well, chanting.
# wake up dad
The top 8 dads of the Rose of Tralee
Legends, the whole lot of them.
# Rose of Tralee
RTÉ received 10 formal complaints about Sydney Rose's abortion comments
Brianna Parkins told Dáithí Ó Sé she would like to see a referendum on abortion.
# chicargo
The Chicago Rose has just been crowned the Rose of Tralee
Or as we say, Chicargo.
AS IT HAPPENED
Night Two of the Rose of Tralee 2016: Liveblog
Who will win the coveted title? Only one way to find out…
# Fight Fight Fight
There was a SCRAP among the Roses to catch a bridal bouquet tonight
And New Orleans won.
# Rose of Tralee
'No discussion, edits or changes' were made to the Sydney Rose's abortion comments on the RTÉ Player
Sydney Rose Brianna Parkins called for a repeal of the Eighth Amendment.
# repeal the 8th
'No discussion, edits or changes' were made to the Sydney Rose's abortion comments on the RTÉ Player
Sydney Rose Brianna Parkins called for a repeal of the eighth amendment.
# trouble in the dome
Rose of Tralee stage invader was a ticket holder
The event’s organisers say they believe security at the Rose of Tralee is adequate.
# 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.
# repeal the eighth
The Sydney Rose is winning praise for speaking out on Repeal The 8th
“I think it’s time to give women a say over their reproductive rights.”
# Fathers4Justice
A man dressed as a priest has just invaded the stage at the Rose of Tralee
Matt O’Connor, a second-generation Irishman who lives in London, has taken responsibility for the protest and asked for the audience to pray for those affected by family breakdown.
# 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.
# Rose of Tralee
DailyEdge.ie's 7 Most Mortifying Rose of Tralee moments
They’re the best parts.
# Skills
What does it take to become a Rose of Tralee escort?
Shane Kenny, last year’s Escort of the Year, tells us about his experiences.
Voices
'Why would an adult woman want to parade herself around a Kerry tent?'
Lorraine Courtney argues that the Rose of Tralee competition is outdated and offensive to women.
# Quiz
What Is Your Rose Of Tralee 2016 Talent?
Time to show off your skills.
# Comedian
This comedian's Rose of Tralee makeup tutorial is brilliantly cynical
Sure throw on some freckles.
# no poetry? denied
They really have banned poetry from this year's Rose of Tralee
There’ll be no poetry readings this year. Possibly because there were 14 of them last year.
# no poetry? denied
The organisers have done away with a Rose of Tralee staple...
There’ll be no poetry readings this year. Possibly because there were 14 of them last year.
# Quiz
Quiz: How much do you know about the Rose of Tralee?
The Dome, the girls, the escorts, the talents.
# check your lipstick
9 things that would happen if Naomi Campbell was the Rose of Tralee
The supermodel is the new face of Newbridge Silverware. Which only means one thing…
# morto
Villa reward Bacuna for mortifying Rose of Tralee appearance with new 5-year deal
The midfielder has committed his long-term future to the club.
# Tuned out
An irate Daniel O'Donnell fan called up a radio station in Sligo
He commented that Daniel was singing off-key at the Rose of Tralee. Big mistake. HUGE.
# winner
Meath Rose: 'We had a bad year on the football front but we did okay in the Rose of Tralee'
She also hinted that she might take a step back from her studies for the year.
# morto
Aston Villa defender makes Rose of Tralee cameo but nobody has a clue who he is
It’s difficult not to cringe watching this.
# Rose of Tralee
The 14 most WTF moments of the Rose of Tralee 2015
Brace yourselves.
# Rose of Tralee
The new Rose of Tralee has everyone pretty much in love
*drum roll*
AS IT HAPPENED
Night Two of the Rose of Tralee 2015: As It Happened
Lovely moment by lovely moment.
Voices
We know all about the Roses, but what's it like for the Escorts down in Tralee?
Jonny McGailey was the 2013 Rose of Tralee Escort of the Year, he tells us what the festival is really like for the Escorts.