When & Where The Rose Of Tralee is an Irish festival which usually takes place in the town of Tralee Co. Kerry in Ireland. It takes usually place from the second last Friday in August to the following Wednesday.
The next Rose of Tralee is from August 19th-23rd 2011
What to Expect Lots of traditional music, late nights and Guinness. There's a Rose Parade on Denny Street. The competition is open to any girl with grandparents from Ireland. Entrants must win regional Rose competitions to be registered for the Tralee beauty pageant.
Rose Festival in Tralee
With such a wide net to throw it attracts thousands of applicants from all over the world. Once the Rose has been crowned she is then treated as an ambassador of Ireland with a year of important events ahead of her. Guys - you want some fun ? apply now and you might have a chance of being an escort for a Tralee Rose.
Accommodation in Tralee
Where to stay Book your accommodation for the Rose Fest below. There's quality hotels or cheap accommodation in both Co.Kerry & Ireland here.
Getting there Book a flight into Farranfore airport in Kerry or Shannon International airport (next closest) or Dublin Airport here then take a bus or book a train here.
History of Tralees Rose Festival
History The title lends itself to the love song The Rose o' Tralee, by William Mulchinock a 19th century wealthy merchant who was in love with his maid Mary O'Connor. The events of today owe themselves to the Tralee Carnival Queen Festival which was eventually cancelled due to post WW2 emigration.