'It's Limerick's year' says 2019 Rose of Tralee Sinéad Flanagan

'It's Limerick's year' says 2019 Rose of Tralee Sinéad Flanagan

Limerick Rose Sinéad Flanagan claimed it was the Treaty County's year after success in hurling, Love Island and now the Rose of Tralee.

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WATCH: Limerick Rose Sinéad Flanagan crowned Rose of Tralee 2019

WATCH: Limerick Rose Sinéad Flanagan crowned Rose of Tralee 2019

Limerick rose Sinéad Flanagan has been crowned the 2019 International Rose of Tralee.

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Dáithí Ó Sé dons 'sexy boots' live on Rose of Tralee stage

Dáithí Ó Sé dons 'sexy boots' live on Rose of Tralee stage

Rose of Tralee host Dáithí Ó Sé has put his best foot forward in the Dome by donning a pair of kinky boots on stage.

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Roses tackle weighty subjects of politics and tattoos

Roses tackle weighty subjects of politics and tattoos

There’s always a Twitter wag who can cut to the quick of what a lot of us are thinking: Imagine a competition where men line up in their finery to be interviewed by Gráinne Seoige and to dance a jig while their dads weep in the audience and say how much they love their Irish granny. No? Too much to imagine?

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Contestant gets inked backstage during Rose of Tralee

Contestant gets inked backstage during Rose of Tralee

Arizona Rose Kayla Gray has become the first Rose of Tralee contestant to get a tattoo backstage during the televised finals

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60 years of Rose of Tralee Winners

60 years of Rose of Tralee Winners

Sixty years on, and dozens of roses, frocks and party pieces later, the Rose of Tralee International Festival has returned to the Kingdom writes Jess Casey. Love it or loathe it, the annual festival has seen both its ups and downs through its long history, including a televised proposal, financial woes, a gatecrashing priest and a potential boycott.

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Rose of Tralee Tour makes first stop in Cork in 11 years

Rose of Tralee Tour makes first stop in Cork in 11 years

It’s tough being a Rose - spending hours in high-heels, posing for selfies at every turn, the constant smiling and waving, as the tour trundles towards Tralee.

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Pretty in pink not the best choice for Rose success

Pretty in pink not the best choice for Rose success

It’s a unique time capsule that gives us a snapshot of women’s history through fashion.

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Gillian Beasley all set to represent ICA at Cork heats of Rose of Tralee

Gillian Beasley all set to represent ICA at Cork heats of Rose of Tralee

Gillian Beasley, competing for Ballinora Guild, won the Cailín contest last Saturday night and now goes forward to represent ICA in the Cork heat of the Rose of Tralee this summer.

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It’s ‘mad’ people are surprised at mixed-race Rose of Tralee winner

It’s ‘mad’ people are surprised at mixed-race Rose of Tralee winner

The first ever Irish-African Rose of Tralee, Kirsten Maté Maher, said it is “mad” people are surprised by a mixed-race contestant.

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Deserved winner: Rose of Tralee

Deserved winner: Rose of Tralee

The Rose of Tralee jamboree is a bit like the Eurovision Song Contest — derided by many as an outmoded, tiresome, irrelevant and laughable spectacle but it remains an entertaining annual TV extravaganza that few viewers would miss.

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Waterford's Kirsten Mate Maher named 2018 Rose of Tralee

Waterford's Kirsten Mate Maher named 2018 Rose of Tralee

Waterford Rose Kirsten Mate Maher has tonight been crowned the 2018 Rose of Tralee.

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Readers' Blog: Roses from different backgrounds needed

Readers' Blog: Roses from different backgrounds needed

Like a lot of little girls (especially growing up in Kerry) I watched the Rose of Tralee. I looked forward to the festival.

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Daughter of heroin addicts steals the show at Rose of Tralee

Daughter of heroin addicts steals the show at Rose of Tralee

They said it was outdated as corsets, but anyone watching last night’s Rose of Tralee festival must have gasped at the question; “Tell me about the time you found out you were pregnant”.

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Westmeath Rose performs a squat ... with Dáithí hoisted over her shoulders

Westmeath Rose performs a squat ... with Dáithí hoisted over her shoulders

Westmeath Rose Leanne Quinn performed an unusual party piece on the Rose of Tralee semi-final.

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Dáithí’s in a sweat to be fit and festival-ready

Dáithí’s in a sweat to be fit and festival-ready

Wearing a sauna suit during the sweltering summer helped Dáithí Ó Sé get in shape for the Rose of Tralee International Festival.

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This year's Westmeath Rose has a very unusual party piece

This year's Westmeath Rose has a very unusual party piece

Dáithí Ó Sé better lay off the chocolate bickies till August!

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Rose of Tralee arrives in Kolkata ahead of first volunteering trip

Rose of Tralee arrives in Kolkata ahead of first volunteering trip

She will spend the week volunteering with The HOPE Foundation working with children living on the streets and in the slums of India.

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Mayor of Tralee encourages Rose committee to reconsider position on transgender entrants

Mayor of Tralee encourages Rose committee to reconsider position on transgender entrants

The Rose of Tralee has ruled out allowing transgender contestants to enter the pageant, for now.

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Fathers4Justice campaigner explains why he stormed Rose of Tralee stage

Fathers4Justice campaigner explains why he stormed Rose of Tralee stage

The man who sparked national headlines by storming the stage at Monday's Rose of Tralee says he did so to highlight the inequality and lack of rights facing fathers and fathers-to-be.

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Chicago Rose Maggie McEldowney crowned 2016 Rose of Tralee

Chicago Rose Maggie McEldowney crowned 2016 Rose of Tralee

The Chicago Rose Maggie McEldowney has been crowned the 2016 Rose of Tralee.

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Rose of Tralee protestor vows to stage more protests in Ireland

Rose of Tralee protestor vows to stage more protests in Ireland

The founder of Fathers4Justice says his decision to run on the stage during the Rose of Tralee TV selection was justified.

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Man who stormed Rose of Tralee stage was ticketholder, say organisers

Man who stormed Rose of Tralee stage was ticketholder, say organisers

The organisers of the Rose of Tralee say they are "satisfied that adequate security measures are in place in the Festival Dome", after the live broadcast was interrupted by a protestor invading the stage last night.

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Favourite emerges in race for Rose of Tralee crown

Favourite emerges in race for Rose of Tralee crown

An early favourite has emerged to win this year's Rose of Tralee, according to Irish bookmaker BoyleSports.

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Rose of Tralee day one draws to a close

The first contestants in this year's Rose of Tralee contest have been put through their paces for their live TV performances.

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Rose of Tralee Festival begins today

The 55th Annual Rose of Tralee Festival gets underway in Co Kerry today.

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O'Gara to present Rose of Tralee tiara

O'Gara to present Rose of Tralee tiara

Ireland rugby legend Ronan O'Gara will present the 2012 Rose of Tralee with her Newbridge Silverware tiara tonight.t.

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Queensland Rose celebrates victory

Queensland Rose celebrates victory

Queensland Rose Tara Talbot was declared the 2011 Rose of Tralee last night.

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Australian woman favourite to win Rose of Tralee

Australian woman favourite to win Rose of Tralee

A 27 year old Australian student has been installed as the bookies' favourite for this year's Rose of Tralee.

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