NEXT Sunday (13th May) is the deadline to enter the 2018 Offaly Rose Selection which means young women aged between 18 and 27 only have FIVE days left to be make sure they are part of the experience of a lifetime.
This year’s Offaly Rose Selection will be staged in the Bridge House Hotel, Tullamore on Saturday 26th May while entries will be accepted online at www.roseoftralee.ie/apply until Sunday 13th May.
The Rose of Tralee, Dr Jennifer Byrne, said: “Just go for it! Taking part in my own selection in Offaly last year was without question the best decision of my life so far. I can guarantee anyone who enters the Rose of Tralee that they will make incredible friends and have an amazing experience. I’ve so many more exciting times ahead and I’m really looking forward to meeting the 2018 Roses when they arrive in Tralee in August.”
Jennifer was one of the 502 people who took part in qualifying selections in Ireland last year, while another 500 women entered selections in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Britain, Europe and Middle East in 2017.
The 2018 Offaly Rose will travel to Tralee in August to enjoy everything that Ireland’s flagship family festival has to offer – parades, gala functions, entertainment, televised Rose selection nights, a Rose Tour and much more.
Roses from Ireland and Irish communities around the globe will take part in the week-long festival before the 2018 Rose of Tralee is crowned in the Festival Dome live on RTÉ on Tuesday 21st August.
As the Lead Sponsor of the Rose of International Festival, Tipperary Crystal will present, the 2018 Rose of Tralee with a complete collection of Tipperary Crystal Fine Jewellery, a range of high quality products from their Giftware and Homeware Collections. She’ll wear the splendid tiara featuring the Rose motif as the central framework, adorned in glistening crystals and the exquisitely crafted Crystal Perpetual Trophy.
The next Rose of Tralee will drive away from Tralee in a brand new KIA from McElligotts Tralee, a World Travel Prize valued at €25,000 and a weeklong holiday in Kerry from Kerry County Council.
Every return visit to Tralee during the 2018 Rose of Tralee’s reign will be spent in comfort at the magnificent 4-star Rose Hotel, the home to the Rose of Tralee International Festival.
The 2018 Rose of Tralee International Festival will run from Friday 17th to Tuesday 21st August. For details on how to enter the Offaly Rose Selection, contact Steve Cronly on email@example.com and to apply online, visit www.roseoftralee.ie.