Which Rose Will Be In Your Local During The Festival?

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Some of this year’s Rose of Tralee 2019 contestants with representatives from pubs and hotels outside Kirby’s Brogue Inn on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

DETAILS of local pubs and hotels that will play host to the Roses, their families and supporters while they are in Tralee for next month’s 60 Year celebrations of the Rose of Tralee International Festival have been announced.

On Sunday, August 25, between 3.30pm and 4.30pm, the Roses themselves will get to relax in the various 19 pubs following the razzmatazz of the parade earlier in the afternoon.

The general public are welcome to go along and meet the Roses, take a selfie, grab an autograph and enjoy a refreshing drink and some food in great company on the day and throughout the festival.

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Each of the pubs has made a generous contribution towards the €340,000 cost of staging the street entertainment aspect of the Rose of Tralee International Festival.

The Communications Manager for the Rose of Tralee International Festival, John Drummey, said: “Pubs in Tralee have long played a key role in the story of the Rose of Tralee International Festival since it began in 1959. The founding fathers of the festival gathered in Harty’s Bar to plan the first Festival over 60 years ago. We are grateful to the current generation of publicans who have all increased their sponsorship of this year’s Rose Pub Twinning event.”

Kerry Rose Sally-Ann Leahy with Sean Fuller of Betty’s Bar outside Kirby’s Brogue Inn on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

The pubs will be the “homes” to the families and supporters of the Roses for the duration of the Festival.

The 2019 Rose of Tralee International Festival runs from Friday 23rd to Tuesday 27th August and full details of the Pub Twinning, Street Entertainment and Dome Events are available from www.roseoftralee.ie

Clare Rose Victoria O’Connell with Fiona Kirby of Kirby’s Brogue Inn on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

The following is the list of Pubs and the Roses who they will be hosting:

Kirby’s Brogue Inn, Rock Street – Clare Rose and Melbourne Rose
Baily’s Corner, Castle Street – Wexford Rose and Western Canada Rose
Betty’s Bar, Strand Street – Kerry Rose and Boston & New England Rose
An Cearnog, The Square – New York Rose and Sydney Rose
Paddy Macs, The Mall – Kildare Rose
Jack Macs, Ashe Street – South Carolina Rose
Blasket Inn, Castle Street – Galway Rose and Washington DC Rose
Castle Bar, Rock Street – Antrim Rose
An Teach Beag, The Mall – Meath Rose and South Australia Rose
Grand Hotel, Denny Street – Donegal Rose and Ohio Rose
Greyhound Bar, Pembroke Street – Laois Rose and New Zealand Rose
Imperial Hotel, Denny Street – Limerick Rose and Germany Rose
Munster Bar, Ballymullen – Mayo Rose and Chicago Rose
Sean Ógs, Bridge Street – Dublin Rose and Ottawa Rose
Meadowlands Hotel, Listowel Road – San Francisco Rose and Arizona Rose
Turners Bar, Castle Street – Longford Rose
Abbey Inn, Bridge Street – Kilkenny Rose and London Rose
Linnane’s, Rock Street – Abu Dhabi Rose
Hennessy’s, Castle Street – Cork Rose

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