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Search for Meath's Rose of Tralee 2013

Thursday, 7th February, 2013 3:30pm

Story by John Donohoe
Search for Meath's Rose of Tralee 2013

2012 Meath Rose Dearbhla Gilroy with Dáithí Ó Sé at the 2012 Regional Festival of the Rose of Tralee which is staged each year in Portlaoise, Co Laois.

Search for Meath's Rose of Tralee 2013

2012 Meath Rose Dearbhla Gilroy with Dáithí Ó Sé at the 2012 Regional Festival of the Rose of Tralee which is staged each year in Portlaoise, Co Laois.

Young women throughout the county are invited to live the dream by downloading an application form to enter this year's Meath Rose of Tralee Selection.

The 2013 Meath Rose will represent her county at the Rose of Tralee Regional Festival in Portlaoise, Co Laois and from there, she could go on to the International Festival in August.

Newbridge Silverware, the lead sponsors of the Festival, will present the next Rose of Tralee with a range of handcrafted jewellery and homeware products. She will also receive a World Travel Prize worth €25,000 from Dublin Airport Authority, a year's driving in a brand new car and much more.

The 2012 Rose of Tralee, Nicola McEvoy, said: "Anyone who enters a Rose selection will never regret the experience of a lifetime in which they will make life-long friends and have the best fun along the way. Becoming the Rose of Tralee was a huge added bonus to what can only be described as the most exciting year of my life."

The Festival has connected the global Irish community in Tralee since 1959 attracting millions of festival-goers, thousands of Roses, their Escorts, families and friends, entertainers, volunteers, judges and sponsors.

This year, in conjunction with Fáilte Ireland, they are all invited to come for the Rose Gathering and to stay for an extended Festival to enjoy a full programme of events to help visitors reconnect with Tralee and the many people who share the same experience.

Anyone who registers to attend the Rose Gathering - email thegathering@roseoftralee.ie - before March 1st will have a chance to win FREE accommodation in a four-bedroom apartment in Tralee during the week of the Festival.

The 2013 Rose of Tralee will be crowned in the Dome on Tuesday 20th August after Dáithí Ó Sé presents two wonderful nights entertainment to a huge TV audience.

Entry forms and full details of how to become the Meath Rose are available at www.roseoftralee.ie or contact +353 66 7121322 before the approaching deadline.

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