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# Rose of Tralee

August 2023
The Explainer: How has the Rose of Tralee festival survived for so long?
Joining us this week is our own Carl Kinsella, who was at the festival earlier this week, and the Irish Independent’s Kirsty Blake Knox. They explore the history of the festival and changes over the years, its relevance in today’s world, and look at what’s next for this year’s winner. Also – if they were a Rose, what would their talent be?
'I was shocked to hear my name': New Yorker Róisín Wiley named Rose of Tralee 2023
“I feel like I’ve been an ambassador for Ireland my whole life.”
The Rose of Tralee: A unique Irish artefact and a celebration of normal people doing their best
If you want drama and scandal, you have come to the wrong place.
Rose of Tralee Day One: A GAA raffle meets The X Factor meets a job interview
Three hours of television at which soundness is to the fore.
Poll: Will you watch the Rose of Tralee?
Have your say.
Last year
Westmeath's Rachel Duffy crowned the new Rose of Tralee
It was the first time the festival had been held since 2019.
Quiz: How much do you know about the Rose of Tralee?
Every rose has its quiz.
Poll: Will you watch the Rose of Tralee?
The competition will see the 33 Roses take to the stage in Co Kerry this evening.
All time
Married and trans women can enter the Rose of Tralee, organisers confirm
Organisers also extended the age bracket to include those up to the age of 29.
'Immensely disappointing': Rose of Tralee cancelled for a second year
The festival was due to take place in August.
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 cancelled for first time in its history due to Covid-19
Festival organisers say it will return in 2021.
Limerick Rose Sinéad Flanagan has won the Rose of Tralee 2019
The festival was brought to a close with the winner crowned late this evening.
Quiz: How well do you know the Rose of Tralee?
Live from the Dome.
Irish Greyhound Board withdraws funding from Rose of Tralee after contestants receive 'malicious threats'
The IGB has been mired in controversy since serious animal welfare issues were uncovered last month.
Former Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh selected as MEP candidate for Fine Gael
Walsh won the Rose of Tralee in 2014.
Investigation launched after claims the Rose of Tralee was racially abused in a takeaway
The incident allegedly happened in the early hours of Sunday morning in Kilkenny city.
'I thought I'd hate the Rose of Tralee but being there changed my mind entirely'
For someone who’d never watched the Rose of Tralee, 2018 seemed like a pretty good year to start.
Waterford Rose Kirsten Mate Maher has been crowned the Rose of Tralee 2018
But they’re ALL lovely girls.
11 of the most bizarre moments from the first night of the Rose of Tralee 2018
It’s been a wild night.
People are praising the Carlow Rose for bringing the Rose of Tralee into the 21st Century
She’s now second favourite to win.
The Westmeath Rose just did a squat with Daithí on her back, because the Rose of Tralee is wild
Of course she’d become a meme.
Poll: Is there a place for the Rose of Tralee in modern Ireland?
Has the pageant had its day after 59 years? Or is it still relevant in 2018?
Almost half of Irish adults hate the Rose of Tralee, according to a new poll
Cover your eyes Daithí!
Which Rose Of Tralee Talent Are You?
It’s that time of year again.
It's time to admit that the Rose of Tralee's idea of womanhood is simply irrelevant in 2018
There’s more to us than tea and gúnas.
Here's what Dáithí Ó Sé said was his favourite moment hosting the Rose of Tralee
Let’s just say it involves a Canadian Rose and a cow getting stagefright.
'I grew up thinking it was unattainable:' Why this year's candidates for Rose of Tralee wanted to enter
We asked the Roses why it meant so much to them to enter and how the festival is keeping up with a world of modern women.
Former Sydney Rose Brianna Parkins is winning praise for her story about meeting a No voter in a nightclub
She spoke out about Ireland’s reproductive rights in 2016.
Maria Walsh: 'It might be a questioning glance or a curt refusal to shake my hand'
On International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, we must stand in solidarity, writes Maria Walsh.
The Offaly Rose has been crowned the Rose of Tralee for 2017
24-year-old Jennifer Byrne is your new Rose of Tralee.
Night Two of The Rose of Tralee 2017: As It Happened
We’ll be with you, lovely moment after lovely moment.
One of tonight's Roses seemed to say that Ireland was in the UK and nobody was having it
Oh girl, no.
What to watch on TV tonight: Tuesday
This is the telly everyone will be talking about tomorrow.
Night One of The Rose of Tralee 2017: As It Happened
We’ll be with you, lovely moment after lovely moment.
The Donegal Rose won praise for speaking out about mental health on stage tonight
That’s before she even got to her party piece.
How To Explain The Rose of Tralee To Your Non-Irish Friends
It’s that time of year again.
Poll: Will you watch the Rose of Tralee?
Give it to us straight. Be honest.
Poll: Will you watch the Rose of Tralee?
Will you be tuning in?
21 tremendously embarrassing Rose of Tralee photocalls from over the years
It’s that time of year.