Rose of Tralee 2018 to be officially launched tonight

REPRO FREE 30.7.18 – The 2018 Rose of Tralee Street Entertainment alone will cost €355,000 to present a line-up of family-friendly, FREE and affordable fun from 17 to 21 August. A significant increase in financial support is required and Festival organisers are asking local businesses to make a contribution, with every Euro received set to be invested directly into staging so many events on Tralee’s streets. Some of this year’s Roses visited Tralee to help promote the 2018 Rose of Tralee International Festival.” Photo By Domnick Walsh © Eye Focus LTD - Tralee Co Kerry Ireland Mobile Phone : 00353 87 26 72 033 Land Line : 00 353 66 71 22 981 E/mail : [email protected] WEB Site :

This year’s Rose of Tralee International Festival will officially kick off tonight.

The 57 Roses and their escorts will be among the 1,400 people gathering in the Dome for the Rose Ball.

Earlier, this year’s contestants were given a civic reception at the Tralee Bay Wetlands Centre hosted by Mayor of Tralee Graham Spring.

The Roses will find out tomorrow morning who will appear on stage with Daithi O Se for the televised shows.

The 60th Rose of Tralee will be crowned next Tuesday night following the second selection night at the Dome.

Executive Chair of the Rose of Tralee International Festival, Anthony O’Gara says there is huge excitement building: