The Waterford Rose, Kirsten Mate Maher, took the crown in August 2018 for the first time in 59 years and became the 2018 International Rose of Tralee!
The Waterford Rose Centre manages the Waterford applicants (to be a Rose Candidate or a Rose Escort), volunteers and sponsors for the Rose of Tralee International Festival. The team works year-round and is always looking for support, so click on the button(s) that suit you below to get involved in this fantastic, annual, global Irish event.
If you want tickets for an event, apply to be a candidate, volunteer, sponsor...or even do all four of the above...just select the buttons below and submit your interest. Someone from the Rose Centre will be in touch as soon as possible.
They have lots of events so prices vary.
Tickets for the Rose of Tralee International Festival Nights in Tralee are always in high demand, so do get in touch to learn more about ticket sales. There is a wide range of other events on around the week of the Festival in Tralee, and also events during the year in the regional Rose Centre. Contact them and they will let you know what is on and pricing details.
You can get in touch with the team at this centre at any time during the year, they would be delighted to hear from you and get your support. The Rose (and Rose Escort) candidate selection night is hosted by the centres around April/May every year or second year depending on the centres. You can apply or contact the Rose Centre at any time to be in a chance to represent your city, county, or country at the next Rose of Tralee International Festival.