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Kerry Rose Julett Culloty will be among 18 Roses to take to the stage in the Festival Dome tonight for the first televised broadcast from the Dome.

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Over three quarters of a million viewers are expected to tune in as host, Daithí Ó Sé, introduces the first group of Roses for 2015.

Eighteen Roses will feature on the opening night of the live shows tonight, beginning on RTÉ One at 8pm.

Among them will be Boston, Cork, Darwin, Derry, Dubai, Kentucky, London, Longford and Meath.

Also on stage tonight will be the Roses from Melbourne, Monaghan, New Zealand, Perth, South Australia, Southern California, Western Canada and Wicklow.

Kerry Rose, Julett Culloty, says that some nerves have set in ahead of her appearance tonight at the Dome:

The 2015 Newbridge Silverware Escort of the Year will be announced during the programme tonight.

Voted by the Roses, one of the 32 Escorts will walk away with a prize worth €5,000 including a selection of pieces from the Festival’s lead sponsor, Newbridge Silverware.

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