Roses in bloom for 2013 festival

Longford Rose Aisling Farrell and Martin McGuinness with Roses in Derry.  Photo By : Domnick Walsh / Eye Focus LTD �
The Rose of Tralee contestants, including Longford Rose, Aisling Farrell were greeted by their escorts as they arrived in Tralee today, Friday.

The Rose of Tralee contestants, including Longford Rose, Aisling Farrell were greeted by their escorts as they arrived in Tralee today, Friday.

The Roses were taken on a tour of the country, including visits to Dublin Zoo, the Titanic Experience in Belfast, Derry, City of Culture 2013, and Croke Park Stadium.

The girls are now all looking forward to the International Gala Rose Ball, and of course, the Rose of Tralee Selection, which will take place on Monday, August 19 and Tuesday, August 20.