The search for the 2019 Kerry Rose is on!

As the Rose of Tralee International Festival prepares to celebrate 60 diamond years, there’s never been a better time to be the local Rose, the 2019 Kerry Rose. 

On August 23rd, 32 International Roses and Escorts will be welcomed to Tralee and this Saturday, the 2019 Kerry Rose will be selected. 

“To stand on stage in the Festival Dome as the Kerry Rose is a really special moment, and life-changing in so many ways”, says Honor Hurley, 1995 Kerry Rose and co-ordinator of the Kerry Rose Centre. “But the Rose Experience starts well in advance of August. Over the past few weeks, we’ve enjoyed a host of events showcasing the sights and hospitality here in The Kingdom. 

“We’ve met 18 extraordinary, accomplished women this year, and I don’t envy the judges’ job”, continued Hurley.

The 2019 Kerry Rose Selection takes place this weekend on June 8th, at Ballyroe Heights Hotel with Dáithí Ó’Sé presenting for the 14th year. 

In addition to representing Kerry, and joining Dáithí on stage (again!) in the Festival Dome; the 2019 Kerry Rose will enjoy: • Tipperary Crystal Jewellery • Ballgown from Hannon’s Castleisland • Hairstyling for the year by Emma Quirke Hair • Hotel voucher for The Rose Hotel • Designer wear from Jasmine Tralee and Karyn Moriarty  • Accessories by That’s Perfect Tralee • Makeover by Expose Tralee • Hamper from House of Glamour + CH Chemist • Zip Yard Tralee alterations • Lifestyle photoshoot by Cleary’s Tralee • Bouquet by Eleanor’s Florist Tralee

The 2019 Kerry Rose Selection takes place at 7.30pm on Saturday June 8th, at Ballyroe Heights Hotel.

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