Fi­nal call for en­tries in Wex­ford Rose

Gorey Guardian - - NEWS - By MARIA PEP­PER

THE dead­line is im­mi­nent for the 2018 Wex­ford Rose Se­lec­tion which will be staged in the Am­ber Springs Ho­tel in Gorey on Fri­day, May 25.

En­tries will be ac­cepted on­line at www.rose­of­tralee.ie/ ap­ply un­til this Fri­day, May 18.

The out­go­ing Rose of Tralee Dr. Jen­nifer Byrne is en­cour­ag­ing County Wex­ford women aged be­tween 18 and 27 to en­ter the event be­fore it’s too late.

‘Just go for it. Tak­ing part in my own se­lec­tion in Of­faly last year was with­out ques­tion the best de­ci­sion of my life so far. I can guar­an­tee any­one who en­ters the Rose of Tralee that they will make in­cred­i­ble friends and have an amaz­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.’

Jen­nifer was one of 502 peo­ple who took part in qual­i­fy­ing se­lec­tions in Ire­land in 2017, while an­other 500 women en­tered se­lec­tions in the USA, Canada, Aus­tralia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Bri­tain, Europe and Mid­dle East.

This year’s Wex­ford 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.

Roses from Ire­land and Ir­ish com­mu­ni­ties around the globe will take part in the week-long fes­ti­val be­fore the 2018 Rose of Tralee is crowned in the Fes­ti­val Dome live on RTÉ on Tues­day 21st Au­gust.

As the lead spon­sor of the in­ter­na­tional fes­ti­val, Tip­per­ary Crys­tal will present, the 2018 Rose of Tralee with a com­plete col­lec­tion of Tip­per­ary Crys­tal fine jew­ellery, a range of high qual­ity prod­ucts from their gift­ware and home­ware col­lec­tions. The win­ner will wear the fab­u­lous tiara fea­tur­ing a Rose mo­tif and adorned in glis­ten­ing crys­tals, and will re­ceive 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 and a week-long hol­i­day in Kerry from Kerry County Coun­cil.

Ev­ery re­turn visit to Tralee dur­ing the 2018 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.

The 2018 Rose of Tralee In­ter­na­tional Fes­ti­val will run from Fri­day 17th to Tues­day 21st Au­gust.

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