The Search Is On For Kerry Rose Contestants

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Jonathan Collins of Ballyroe Heights Hotel with Kerry Rose Breda O’Mahony launching the search for the Kerry Rose 2018. Photo by Dermot Crean

COULD you or someone you know be the 2018 Kerry Rose?

Breda O’Mahony 2017 Kerry Rose kicked off the search for the 2018 Kerry Rose with Jonathan Collins, Manager of Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday.

The selection night will be held on Saturday, May 26, at the hotel with Kerryman Dáithí Ó Sé as MC on the night. The Kerry Selection isn’t however just about one night as Honor Hurley, Kerry Rose Centre Coordinator, explains.

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“The ladies taking part in this years selection will be taking part in various social occasions and outings which are sure to be filled with surprises. Kerry is such a wonderful county to live in and we try to show a glimpse of the sights around the Kingdom,” said Honor.

Ladies from across the county are invited to apply online via an online application form at for their chance to represent the Kingdom in Tralee between 17th-21st of August this year.

As Breda O’Mahony reflects on her year to date as the Kerry Rose she describes the whole experience as being “unforgettable”.

“The people I have met, the causes I have helped and the friends I have made, have made this the most rewarding experience you can imagine and I would encourage any girl to get involved,” said Breda, who still attends many functions across the county, as the 2017 Kerry Rose, promoting several charity and local events along the way.

Applications forms available online at or if anyone wishes to find out more about entering the Kerry Rose Selection, please call/text/Whatsapp  on 087 147 4100, email or find us on Twitter/Instagram/Facebook at Kerry Rose Centre.

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