32 Roses announced for televised finals

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The roses who will appear in the Dome for the Rose of Tralee finals have been announced.

From a group of 57, 32 roses have been selected for the televised finals.

They include contestants from Abu Dhabi, Arizona, Boston and New England, Carlow, Chicago and Cork, while Down, Dubai, Dublin, Florida and Germany will also be represented, along with Kerry Rose Celine O’Shea.

Joining Dáithí O’Sé on stage will be roses from Galway, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Leitrim and London.

Contestants from Mayo, Melbourne and Monaghan will also take to the stage.

Further afield, Newfoundland & Labrador, New York, New Zealand, Perth, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Sydney and Toronto made the list of 32.

Finally, Waterford, Westmeath and Yorkshire will also be represented.

The televised finals will take place on Monday and Tuesday, when the 2018 Rose of Tralee will be crowned in the Dome.

Meanwhile, Communications Manager of the festival, John Drummey explains how the selection took place.