The Rose of Tralee

Every September, the delightful town of Tralee in County Kerry stages the world famous 'Rose of Tralee' festival, inspired by the lilting song of the same name, composed by William Mulchinock in the middle of the 19th century.

The song itself has become an immortal part of Irish heritage the world over, generating many a misty eye towards the end of an evening of 'craic'. Each year, the 'Rose' is chosen from a selection of pretty women of Irish descent from all over the world, and bears the title for the ensuing twelve months.

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The stipulation is that the Rose must be of typically Irish beauty, often marked by a pale complexion combined with tumbling black hair and green eyes. A potent combination, many would agree.