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: