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Monday 6 February 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# Rose of Tralee

All time
# Lovely Girls
11 Rose of Tralee photos improved by Father Ted quotes
Of course, they all have lovely bottoms.
# Spitting Mad
'Dung spitting' is now a genuine Rose of Tralee talent, FYI
Get to practicing, gals.
AS IT HAPPENED
Night One of the Rose of Tralee 2015: As it happened
All the loveliness, lovely moment by lovely moment.
# so emoji
Here's what happened when we interviewed the Rose of Tralee entirely in emoji
Things got emojional.
# Quiz
What Is Your Rose Of Tralee Talent?
Enya on tin whistle? Anyone?
# Place your bets
Here are the ones to watch in the Rose of Tralee 2015*
*According to the bookies, anyway.
# for the craic
Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh taken into custody* by gardaí
*Just for the craic, of course.
# Falling slowly
Daithi O'Se got dropped on his a**e on the RTÉ News
And the nation guffawed.
# lovely day out
Dáithí Ó Sé looks genuinely terrified of this year's Roses
Run Dáithí, run.
# Trek2Tralee
The Rose of Tralee is running and cycling 242k to the festival this year
And she wants your help.
# make it stop
George Hook went on the Late Late and danced like a gangster
He’ll do himself a mischief with this carry on.
# grace under pressure
As the country pays tribute, here are seven reasons Ireland loved Derek Davis...
A fiercely intelligent broadcaster who wore his talent lightly, a Big Tom tribute act – and the Timothy Dalton of the Rose of Tralee.
# maria you gotta see her
Rose of Tralee bewitches everyone in the country on the Late Late
“On a Sunday what else is there to do except come out?”
# tv picks
What to watch on TV tonight: Friday
Here are the shows that’ll be on your Twitter timeline later.
# 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”.
Voices
Opinion: Having an openly gay Rose of Tralee sends a powerful message to middle Ireland
Maria Walsh is a beautiful, smart, confident and normal young woman. She may change the hearts and minds of those who are wary of gay people.
# Lovely Girl
Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh reveals that she's gay
The Philadeliphia Rose says being gay is just ‘natural’.
Voices
Opinion: So... why are people suddenly chucking buckets of icy water over their heads?
One very, very good reason.
# Rose of Tralee
The Rose of Tralee did the Ice Bucket Challenge in her sash and tiara
In a fountain in Tralee town park, no less.
# Who's Watching it?
Half of everyone watching TV on Tuesday night tuned in to the Rose of Tralee
Four out of ten people watching via online stream were following the show from abroad.
# Rose of Tralee
Watch the new Rose of Tralee's brother react to her win from America
You might say he was pleased.
# teacakes anyone?
The 14 most WTF moments from the Rose of Tralee 2014
It was another festival of weirdness.
# shift shift shift
Daíthí rubbed noses with the New Zealand Rose and it was deeply uncomfortable
Ah yes, completely normal behaviour.
# philly rose
Twitter has completely fallen in love with the new Rose of Tralee
She’s just the loveliest of all lovely girls.
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.
# tv picks
What to watch on TV tonight: Tuesday
Here are the shows that’ll be on your Twitter timeline later.
# icy tubs
Ryan Tubridy has done the ice bucket challenge (with bottled water)
Live on the radio!
# ROT
Here is perhaps the most mortifying moment of last night's Rose of Tralee
Spoiler: it’s an escort attempting to rap.
# Rose of Tralee
9 people who just want to be friends with the North Carolina Rose
Closer to Jesus.
# ROT
One of the Rose of Tralee's mams was caught rapid kicking the dog!
#Justice For The Sydney Dog.
AS IT HAPPENED
Night one of Rose of Tralee 2014: As it happened
Handbags at dawn! Well… at 8pm!
# ROT
Dublin Rose performs the ultimate Rose party piece... taking off her dress
Cheeky!
# no no no no no no no no
Remember THAT Rose of Tralee proposal? Here are the married couple, one year on...
Presenting Molly Molloy and her new husband.
# Rose of Tralee
Here are the ones to watch* in the Rose of Tralee 2014
And what they say about themselves. (*According to the bookies, anyway.)
# gatting naggins
12 people whose Rose of Tralee talent we'd pay to see
Can you beat ‘putting on a duvet cover in six seconds’?
# Rose of Tralee
Did you know most winning Roses are brunette? And other facts on the Rose of Tralee
Paddy Power have crunched the numbers about the infamous competition.
# 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.
# Rose of Tralee
The New Orleans Rose has planned her wedding after THAT on-stage proposal
Happy ending alert!
# best of 2013
8 unbearably heartwarming things that happened in Ireland in 2013
They’ll make you laugh, they’ll make you cry, they’ll reaffirm your faith in the human race.