Longford Rose will be selected this Saturday night

James Duignan, Patricia McKeon, Pauline Belton, Longford Rose Emiy Hughes and Chairperson Grainne Fox. Photo: Michelle Ghee. www.gphotos.ie
Following on from a very successful launch at Longford’s Tally Ho Bar on Sunday, we are only days away from finding out who will be the 2013 Rose of Tralee.

Following on from a very successful launch at Longford’s Tally Ho Bar on Sunday, we are only days away from finding out who will be the 2013 Rose of Tralee.

Fourteen girls will battle it out for one of the most prestigious accolades of them all, when the gala selection night takes place at the Longford Arms Hotel this Saturday night, April 27.

Former Longford Rose and chairperson of the Longford Rose of Tralee Committee, Grainne Fox was delighted with the level of interest in this year’s event, and she pointed out the many benefits to be gained from participating at local level in events like the Rose of Tralee.

“I would encourage all young women in the county to apply for the opportunity to parttake in this year’s international festival which takes place at the Dome in Tralee in August, Ms Fox said, adding that it was a “once in a lifetime experience” and opened the door to numerous opportunities.

“The Rose gets to do things that she may never have done otherwise, and an example of this is the current Longford Rose, Emily Hughes, who was not only able to attend various events as the Longford Rose, but also got the opportunity to visit Chernobyl.

“It is also a great way to get make new friends and have a bit of fun. We are looking forward to the selection night on April 27 and everyone is invited to come along and support the Roses on the night.”

Once the Longford Rose is selected, she will then represent the county at the regional heat which will take place during the June bank holiday weekend in Portlaoise.

For more details email longfordrose@gmail.com or check out ‘Longford Rose Centre’ on Facebook.com