Aisling in Rose regional final

Longford Rose Aisling Farrell
All roads will lead to Portlaoise this week as the Rose of Tralee Regional Festival takes place in the Co Laois town.

All roads will lead to Portlaoise this week as the Rose of Tralee Regional Festival takes place in the Co Laois town.

Leitrim Rose Edwina Guckian (above), Longford Rose Aisling Farrell (below), Roscommon Rose Orla Gately and Westmeath Rose Shauna Coyne are currently in the throngs of their preparation for the event.

The four women will be taking part in the event which kicks off on Wednesday, May 29 next and continues right through to Monday, June 3.

23 out of the 61 Roses taking part will go forward to the televised selection at the Rose of Tralee International Festival where the 2013 Rose of Tralee will be crowned in August. Best of luck to all involved.