Tipperary Roses sought for tribute at his year’s Rose of Tralee

Former Tipperary Rose Lisa Hickey
Organisers of the Rose of Tralee Festival are trying to contact former Tipperary and Tipperary born Roses for a very special tribute event which takes place during the festival in Tralee, Co. Kerry later this month.

Organisers of the Rose of Tralee Festival are trying to contact former Tipperary and Tipperary born Roses for a very special tribute event which takes place during the festival in Tralee, Co. Kerry later this month.

They will have their names inscribed in a Glass Wall of Honour in the Tralee Rose Garden which will be unveiled on Thursday August 15

The glass wall will be located around the Jeanne Rynhart memorial in the Town Park. It’s part of The Gathering of Roses tribute being hosted by Tralee Town Council to salute former rose contestants. Some 1701 roses from 70 centres throughout the world have participated in the event from 1959 to 2012 and a special commemorative booklet is also being published to mark the occasion.

The Council will host a reception afterwards to which former roses and their families are being invited. So if you are a former rose finalist and would like to be part of the event contact the Kerry Gathering Office at thegathering@kerrycoco.ie or telephone 066-7162133 or Rose of Tralee Office at + 353 (0)66 712 1322. This year’s festival runs from 14-20 August.