Soprano Celine Byrne to serenade 2018 Rose of Tralee

Meanwhile, it has been revealed that the 2018 Rose of Tralee will be serenaded by a female singer.

Irish Soprano Celine Byrne will sing the famous song in the Dome on Tuesday night to the 60th Rose of Tralee.

The award-winning singer from Kildare is recognised nationally and internationally as one of opera’s great stars.

In 2007, a trio of former Rose of Tralee winners Orla Tobin, Róisín Egenton, Orla O’Shea, who had competed in the TV series Charity You’re A Star, serenaded the winning Rose.