Roses tour Kildare ahead of International Festival

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 Roses are in Kildare for a special Ernest Shackleton-themed visit.

Before arriving in Tralee later this week, the 56 Roses will spend two days in Athy as part of a special trip organised by Kildare Fáilte.

The Kildare tour will commence today with a welcome reception before their Ernest Shackleton-themed outdoor adventure around the town, celebrating the county’s great explorer.

Tomorrow the Roses will stop off at Lullymore Heritage Park, Celbridge, the Kildare Round Tower, Solas Bhride, the K Club and Kildare Village.

They will take part in a range of activities including turf cutting, brown bread making and Sean Nós dancing.

The festival will run from August 17th to 21st in Tralee.