The search now under way to find the 2012 Rose of Tralee. Life-changing experiences come just once a year and that time has arrived for Irish women everywhere to get their skates on to enter the 2012 Rose of Tralee and fulfil their childhood dream.
That journey starts in towns and villages all over Ireland. Selection events will be held in every county from March until June with the regional finals of the Rose of Tralee taking place in Portlaoise from June 1 to 3 and the Rose of Tralee International Festival in Tralee from August 17 to 21. Any Rose of Tralee, from Alice O’Sullivan in 1959 to Tara Talbot in 2011, will say that the experience is the ultimate reward for anyone who enters the Rose of Tralee - regardless of the outcome. However there are some great prizes on offer as well including a world travel fund of €25,000 from the Pilot Training College, a treasure trove of jewellery and homewares from lead sponsor Newbridge Silverware, the use of a car for the year, free accommodation at any Carlton Hotel in Ireland, and much more.
Each entrant who is chosen to become her county’s Rose will win a wonderful selection of prizes from Newbridge Silverware, Carlton Hotel Group, and local event sponsors.
So will you be the next Mayo Rose? For applications forms and further information, contact Donnacha Roche at the Royal Theatre, Castlebar, on 094 9023111 or at [email protected].
The selection night is Friday April 27 and will be compered by iRadio’s Fergal Darcy.