Tralee business will have to dig deep next year for a bigger than ever Rose of Tralee International Festival.
Next year there will not be any regional final in Portlaoise held before the August festival and the Rose Tour will be more Kerry focussed. There will also be a new TV show on the Sunday night, during which the contestants who have got through to the final will be announced.
Mr O’Gara says the festival organisers will also be re-examining the idea of holding an air show, given the tragic events in the UK this week. However, he warns a bigger festival will mean they will be looking for the support of the business community, especially the hotel and catering sectors.
You can listen to the full interview here: http://media.radiokerry.ie/mediamanager/embed/player/podcasts/9/item/44570