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Tickets On Sale For Rose Festival Events But There’s Free Concerts Too

Tickets On Sale For Rose Festival Events But There’s Free Concerts Too

May 1, 2018 at 11:32 am Comments are Disabled

TICKETS are now available for a range of events at this year’s Rose of Tralee International Festival, including the Rose Ball, TV Selections, Fashion Show and Celebration of Roses. Of course there is also free street entertainment and the line-up includes Dancing with the Stars winner Jake Carter, X Factor Finalists the […]

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Rose Of Tralee Festival To Receive €30,000 From Fáilte Ireland In 2018

Rose Of Tralee Festival To Receive €30,000 From Fáilte Ireland In 2018

December 20, 2017 at 3:42 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Rose of Tralee International Festival is to receive €30,000 in funding from Fáilte Ireland next year. Funding for the Festival had been cut to €15,000 in 2017, a move heavily criticised at the time by Rose of Tralee International Festival CEO, Anthony O’Gara. Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism […]

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Kildare To Play Host To Roses For Two Days This Year

Kildare To Play Host To Roses For Two Days This Year

March 14, 2017 at 10:18 am Comments are Disabled

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 […]

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Festival Countdown: GAA Stars Of The Future To Play For Rose Cup During Festival

Festival Countdown: GAA Stars Of The Future To Play For Rose Cup During Festival

August 9, 2016 at 10:25 am Comments are Disabled

THE Oaklands Daybreak Rose Cup Under 13 Boys Football Tournament will again be hotly contested during the 2016 Rose of Tralee International Festival. It was fitting that the Kerry Rose, Danielle O’Sullivan, should launch this year’s competition as her local club Killarney Legion will be aiming to retain the cup which […]

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Muckross Park Hotel and Spa Duty Manager & Wedding Co-ordinator James O'Connor with management and staff of the hotel wishing their colleague every success as a Rose Escort at the upcoming Rose of Tralee Festival.
Photo Don MacMonagle

Muckross Park Hotel and Spa are delighted to announce that their Duty Manager & Wedding Co-ordinator James O'Connor has been selected as a Rose Escort for this year's Rose of Tralee International Festival. Muckross Park are also James’s proud sponsors for this year’s festival and wish him the very best of luck for the exciting weeks ahead. 
The Rose of Tralee International Festival is one of Ireland's largest and longest running festivals, celebrating 57 years in 2016. The festival brings young women from around the world to celebrate Irish culture and ultimately, crown the Rose of Tralee. The primary role of a Rose Escort is to look after his Rose and ensure her time at the Festival is a memorable and enjoyable experience.
More than 200 men applied to become Rose Escorts at this year's Rose of Tralee, with only 65 places available. Following a detailed interview process, the 65 were chosen and all Rose Escorts were put through a special Boot Camp in Kerry earlier this year.
The Boot Camp sets out to test their endurance and help them to cope with the demands of a very busy few weeks. James O’Connor was not phased by the Boot Camp experience, describing it as “so much fun” and “a great way to get to know all the Rose Escorts”.
James is due to graduate with a Hotel Management Degree this October, is originally from Tralee and has been living and working in Killarney for over four years. He is no stranger to the lime light and has performed in the Austin Stacks GAA Club’s Strictly Come Dancing in 2012. James is thoroughly enjoying the experience so far and is looking forward to the upcoming festival. 
The Rose of Tralee International Festival takes place in Tralee from 17th – 23rd August and includes street entertainment, carnival, live concerts, theatre, circus, markets, funfair, fireworks, fashion show and Rose Parades.
Muckross Park Hotel & Spa are James’ proud sponsors and are delighted to have James represent the hotel this year. The 5 star Muckross Park Hotel & Spa is ideally located in the heart of the beautiful Killarney National Park and only 4km from Killarney Town Centre.  Muckross Park Hotel is home to the world award winning Spa at Muckross, has been recognised for culinary excellence winning “Best Restaurant on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way” in the Gold medal awards and, provides the ideal location for a relaxing getaway. 

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Contact: Sheila Sheehan, Sales & Marketing. 
Email: ssheehan@muckrosspark.com 
Phone: 064 662 3400

Festival Countdown: Hotel Supports James As He Prepares For Escort Role

August 8, 2016 at 11:34 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE man is getting backing from his Killarney employers as he prepares to take up his escort duties in the Rose of Tralee International Festival next week. Muckross Park Hotel and Spa announced they are sponsoring their Duty Manager & Wedding Co-ordinator James O’Connor as a Rose Escort. James is due […]

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There’s A Lot Of Roses To Be Twinned With Pubs This Year

There’s A Lot Of Roses To Be Twinned With Pubs This Year

August 2, 2016 at 11:29 am Comments are Disabled

WITH the Rose of Tralee International Festival just two weeks away, the town can expect a massive influx of friends and families of the Roses into town for the week. Of course, as is tradition, each Rose is assigned pub as part of the Rose twinning process and this year many […]

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