65 Roses began their journey to Tralee on Friday 12th August and over the past 11 days, they have all enjoyed every aspect of the annual Rose Tour of Ireland and the Festival in Tralee.
RTE can only accommodate 32 Roses on Live TV which is why a qualifying phase was needed during the first few days of the Festival.
The Offaly Rose Emma Kirwan will be the first Rose to represent her county in the Dome during the televised stages of the Rose of Tralee.
The Kerry Rose Danielle O’Sullivan will appear on TV on Tuesday night.
A new judging panel of six people, chaired by RTÉ presenter Mary Kennedy, will engage with 32 Roses over the coming three days, while all 65 Roses will continue to participate in festival events in Tralee.
The full list (in no particular order) of 32 Roses for TV are:
MONDAY 22nd August – Kilkenny, New Orleans, Cavan, Kentucky, Monaghan, South Carolina, Ottawa, Germany, Cork, Abu Dhabi, Kildare, Queensland, Louth, Sydney, Scotland, Newcastle/Gateshead, Newfoundland & Labrador and Roscommon
TUESDAY 23rd August – Melbourne, Kerry, Texas, Offaly, Philadelphia, Galway, Chicago, Wicklow, Ohio, Longford, North Carolina, London, New Zealand and South Australia