Hello all! I am currently back to work in Luxembourg but wow what a fantastic time I had over mid-term! It was a busy week but I had an incredible experience up in the North of Ireland. I want to say a heartfelt thank you to all the Rose Centres in Tyrone, Armagh, Derry, Down, Antrim, Fermanagh, Donegal and Sligo that were so fantastic showing me around their beautiful counties. It is remarkable to see how the Rose of Tralee is getting stronger each year with the passionate involvement of previous Roses and Escorts.
The Rose of Tralee International Festival is one of Ireland’s largest and longest running festivals, celebrating 54 years in 2013. The heart of the festival is the selection of the Rose of Tralee which brings young women of Irish descent from around the world to County Kerry, Ireland for a global celebration of Irish culture. The festival also includes street entertainment, carnival, live concerts, theatre, circus, markets, funfair, fireworks and our internationally renowned Rose Parade.