Seventeen girls
vying for Longford Rose 2012 crown

The launch of this year’s Longford Rose Gala Selection night took place at the well established Black Olive Restaurant on Longford’s Ballymahon Street in Longford town last Friday night.

The launch of this year’s Longford Rose Gala Selection night took place at the well established Black Olive Restaurant on Longford’s Ballymahon Street in Longford town last Friday night.

Seventeen girls from across the county turned up at the event to join in a celebration that will see them vying for a coveted place in the regional final of the Rose of Tralee event which takes place in August and becoming the holder of the Longford Rose 2012 crown.

The Gala night in Longford will take place on Saturday, March 24 next at 8pm sharp and a great night’s entertainment in guaranteed.

“There was a great show of support for theevent last Friday night,” organiser Grainne Fox explained. “We have 17 girls from all over the county including Abbeylara, Legan, Ballymahon and Longford town,” she said. “We are looking forward to March 24 next and we know that the event will be supported greatly on the night.”

This year, there will be no escort selection for the night; those vying for that coveted Longford Rose title will instead bring their own partners for the occasion and this year those who are interested in becoming an escort to the Roses throughout the week-long festival in Kerry can apply direct to the Rose of Tralee Committee by logging onto www.roseoftralee.ie

To read this story in full, see this week’s Longford Leader.