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Quiz: How much do you know about the Rose of Tralee?

The pale moon is rising and it’s time for you to test your knowledge.

Rose of Tralee 009 Melbourne Rose Jordan Balfry and New Zealand Rose Sinéad Rose Stayton pictured with host Dáithi Ó Sé in 2019. Source: Andres Poveda via RollingNews.ie

THE ROSE OF Tralee festival today became the latest high-profile event to be cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The annual event was due to take place in Kerry in August but has been called off for the first time in its history.

Fans will have to wait until 2021 for the festival to return, but can reminisce straight away…

When was the first-ever Rose of Tralee held?
1959
1960

1961
The Rose of Tralee is a figment of my imagination
According to The Rose of Tralee song, what did the singer love about Mary *besides* her beauty?
The hope in her eyes
The truth in her eyes

The youth in her eyes 
The fact that Mary's hips didn't lie 
How many hosts have there been?
8
9

10
11
Who is the only woman to have ever presented the event?
Miriam O'Callaghan
Twink

Kathleen Watkins
Molly (the green Morbeg)
Since when have unmarried mothers been allowed to enter the competition?
2005
2008

2012
1975 
Dublin Rose Siobhéal Nic Eochaidh famously danced to which song in the 2011 competition? 
Party Rock Anthem by LMFAO
SexyBack by Justin Timberlake

Ghost Town by The Specials 
Amhrán na bhFiann
Which Tom Waits track references the Rose of Tralee?
Heartattack and Vine 
Closing Time

Rain Dogs
Quality Street
What year was reciting poetry banned from the talent section?
2012
2014

2016
It was never banned
What is the age range of women allowed to enter?
18-25
18-29

18-32
18-100
What is the age range for the escorts?
18-25
18-29

21-31
21-100
Answer all the questions to see your result!
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Top dog
You nailed it, well done!
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Clever cat 
Almost purrfect!
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Fintastic dolphin
Good job!
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Ewe must be joking
Baaaaaad!
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Turtley awful
A shell of a bad effort!
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