West Kerry nursing home hosts its own Rose of Tralee competition

Residents in a West Kerry nursing home held their own Rose of Tralee style-competition, to make sure the popular event was marked this year.

The Rose of Tralee International Festival was cancelled for the first time in its 61-year history, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Each year the contestants visit Ocean View Nursing Home in Camp and activity co-ordinator there, Kay O’Shea was determined to celebrate the hugely popular festival this August.

She organised their very own event and the residents became Roses for the day.

Ina Trant from Tralee took the coveted ‘Rose of Tralee’ title and says it was a very special moment: