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January 24, 2017

Search for the 2017 Rose of Tralee underway in London


DETAILS of the 2017 Rose of Tralee International Festival from 16-22 August have been announced and one thing is certain, the next London Rose will be there.

Rose of Tralee Maggie McEldowney has returned to her native windy city of Chicago after launching the search for her successor following a brief tour of counties in Ulster and Leinster.

65 Roses from Ireland and Irish communities around the globe will travel to Kerry for the seven-day festival while the 2017 Rose of Tralee will be crowned live on RTÉ on Tuesday 22nd August.

Whoever is picked as their 2017 county, city, state or national Rose will travel to Tralee in August to enjoy everything that Ireland’s flagship family festival has to offer – parades, gala functions, entertainment, televised Rose selection nights, a Rose Tour and much more.

Emma Murphy-O’Connor, 2016 London Rose had this to say about her experience: “As a little girl, watching the Rose of Tralee was always a feature of our summer holidays and something I had always wanted to do. Getting around to filling out the application for the London selection was the best decision I have made.

I have been welcomed and become involved in the London Irish community, heading to Dublin for a tour to places and events you might never get the opportunity to otherwise, the excitement and involvement of my family and friends, trips to Frankfurt for the Christmas markets, New York for St Patrick's Day and most importantly meeting 130 incredible roses and escorts from around the world along with all the amazing people that put so much into making you feel like a special makes this just so much more than two weeks of fun and excitement at the festival in Tralee.

This has been a year of making memories and friendships that will last a lifetime. I can't recommend it enough!”

The London Rose Selection will take place on the 12th of May at the Clayton Crown Hotel, Cricklewood. If you are interested in entering the London Rose of Tralee event you can do so online at www.roseoftralee.ie.

As the Lead Sponsor of the Rose of International Festival, Tipperary Crystal will present, the 2017 Rose of Tralee with a complete collection of Tipperary Crystal Fine Jewellery, a range of high quality products from their Giftware and Homeware Collections. She’ll wear the splendid new featuring the Rose motif as the central framework, adorned in glistening crystals and the exquisitely crafted Crystal Perpetual Trophy.

The next Rose of Tralee will drive away from Tralee in a brand new KIA from McElligotts Tralee, a World Travel Prize valued at €25,000, a weeklong holiday in Kerry from Kerry County Council, a tablet complete with a year’s subscription to Independent.ie, and a bouquet from flowers.ie while Sean Taaffe Group will look after all the hair styling needs of the 2017 Rose of Tralee.

Every return visit to Tralee during the 2017 Rose of Tralee’s reign will be spent in comfort at the magnificent 4-star Rose Hotel, the home to the Rose of Tralee International Festival.

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For more information:

Sinéad O’Sullivan

London Rose Centre

PR Manager

sineadkal@gmail.com

07864792597