Kildare To Play Host To Roses For Two Days This Year

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The Rose of Tralee, Maggie McEldowney. Photo By Domnick Walsh

LAST year’s day-long Rose experience in Kildare was so successful, the county will double the hospitality in 2017 and welcome the International Roses for two-days next August, before the Rose of Tralee International Festival.

The Rose of Tralee, Maggie McEldowney flew in from Chicago today to join the Mayor of Kildare, Cllr Ivan Keatley, to announce details of this year’s Kildare Rose of Tralee Tour Programme.

Glenroyal Hotel, Maynooth will be the home to the Roses for two nights on August 13 and 14, while Kildare Fáilte and Kildare County Council will facilitate a “behind the scenes” tour of key Kildare flagship locations.

The Rose of Tralee International Festival Managing Director, Anthony O’Gara, said: “We thank Kildare County Council, the Glenroyal Hotel and the many wonderful tourist attractions in Kildare for inviting the Roses enjoy your county again this year. We are grateful to the people of Kildare who have opened their county to welcome the Roses.”

The Rose of Tralee International Festival will run from Wednesday 16th to Tuesday 22nd August when the 2017 Rose of Tralee is crowned in the Festival Dome live on RTÉ One.

For more information about this year’s Festival events, Roses and entertainment line-up, please visit

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