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Tuesday 7 February 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Rose of Tralee

All time
# fox say
Proposals, taxi drivers and Nidge's ma: Ireland's top YouTube videos of 2013
Can you guess what’s number one?
# roll it there
15 Shades of Gay... a look back at Uncle Gaybo through the years
There’s more to him than just The Late Late Show you know…
# Prime Numbers
Microsoft, mortgages and a one-man party: The week in numbers
Plus: how much was spent on alcohol in Ireland last year?
# Rose of Tralee
Half of last night's telly viewers were watching the Rose of Tralee
1.2 million tuned in at one point.
# sour grapes
7 people who are weirdly miffed about the Rose of Tralee
Some people are never happy.
# Shank
The new Rose of Tralee is a pretty terrible penalty taker
Watch Haley O’Sullivan sky her spot-kick over the bar.
# Rose of Tralee
Did you see the Rose of Tralee sash typo?
In case you missed it…
AS IT HAPPENED
The crowning of the Rose of Tralee 2013
All the action as it happened from the Dome.
# Everyday I'm Shufflin
Dublin Rose does LMFAO dance with Derek from Crystal Swing
This is… special.
# kiss the fish
The 7 most surreal moments from last night's Rose of Tralee
And boy, were they surreal.
# NO NO NO
She DID say yes! Here's what happened after the Rose of Tralee proposal...
New Orleans Rose MollyMolloy and Kyle were interviewed backstage. Awkward.
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.
# Rose of Tralee
Rose of Tralee hopeful gets proposed to... live on stage
But did she say yes?
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Monday
Everyone’s talking about the four Irish citizens detained in Cairo, CAO, and the Oscar Pistorius murder trial.
# Rose of Tralee
PLAY: Rose of Tralee Bingo!
We’ll be live-blogging the festival tonight and tomorrow. Why not join in the fun?
# Dáithí Ó Sé
16 of the best quotes from the Lovely Girls of 2013
Aren’t they all lovely?
# Not the News
Gangsters' dream of winning Rose of Tralee: The week's news skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: Belmullet gardai seek help tracing their own movements; Bradley Manning apologises to Ryanair.
# Rose of Tralee
Meet the Lovely Girls of 2013
Um, and Dáithí Ó Sé.
# Mental Health
How a Rose of Tralee escort (and contestant) are gathering stories about depression
A new Facebook campaign is asking people to share their stories about how they got through depression.
# escort masterclass
7 essential skills you'll need as a Rose of Tralee escort
Before you try and take part you better read this.
# an tóstal
You know we had a 'Gathering' 60 years ago, right?
‘An Tóstal’ was organised in 1953 to encourage visitors to come to Ireland outside of the normal tourist season. And it gave us the Rose of Tralee.
Voices
Column: So you want to set up a festival? Here's what you should know...
Festivals and events can bring much-needed tourism to a town, village or region, generating substantial economic and socio-cultural benefits. Feargus Dunne advises on how to organise one.
# Prime Numbers
Michael D, rugby and video games: The week in numbers
How many people love (or loathe) the Lovely Girls? How popular is Guinness? And how long does it take a video to become viral?
# you told us
Top readers' comments of the week
Here’s our round-up of the funniest, most thought-provoking and interesting comments you lot made this week. Did you make it in?
# need to know
The Evening Fix: Wednesday
Things we learned, loved and shared today.
# Rose TV
Over 890,000 tune in to see new Rose of Tralee crowned
Audience figures peaked for the moment when Nicola McEvoy was named this year’s winner.
# Better than us
The Rose of Tralee and 7 other things Luxembourg has given us
Including Jean-Claude Juncker, Atlantic 252 and feelings of complete inadequacy.
# 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.
# Rose of Tralee
PLAY: Rose of Tralee Bingo 2012
The Daily Edge will be live-blogging the festival’s centre piece tonight and tomorrow. Why not join in the fun with a round of Rose of Tralee Bingo?
# Recap
Pics & video: 6 bizarre moments from last night's Rose of Tralee
Dolphins, dances and voodoo dolls. Oh, Ireland.
AS IT HAPPENED
The Rose of Tralee Finals, Day One
Every Rose. Every one of Dáithí’s ‘jokes’. As it happened.
# illness
Nicki Minaj cancels Dublin gig over vocal issues
Full refunds for disappointed ticket holders are now available from point of purchase.
# 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?
# Rose of Tralee
The Big Fat Rose of Tralee Quiz
Which Rose likes to nibble cheese and strawberries and who just can’t stop spontaneously dancing? The Daily Edge asks the big questions (take that, Dáithi).
# Prime Numbers
Points, petrol and Roses of Tralee: The week in numbers
Just how expensive was Robin van Persie? And how badly are you penalised if you breach trade sanctions?