Monday 20 February 2017

As it happened: Fire, Zak Dingle and weak tea - all the action from The Rose of Tralee 2016

Published 22/08/2016 | 18:25

John Slowey from Enniskillen, who was announced as the Rose of Tralee Escort of the Year 2016, at the Rose of Tralee festival, in Tralee. Photo: Frank Mc Grath
John Slowey from Enniskillen, who was announced as the Rose of Tralee Escort of the Year 2016, at the Rose of Tralee festival, in Tralee. Photo: Frank Mc Grath
Daithi O Shea pictured with some of the Roses during the Rose of Tralee at the Dome, Tralee. Photo: Frank Mc Grath
Cork Rose Denise Collins demonstrates a Class room science experiment as Daithi O Shea looks on during the Rose of Tralee in the Dome, Tralee. Photo:Frank Mc Grath
Rose of Tralee contestant Megan Ferguson (Louth) with Daithi O Se during the begining of the 2016 Rose of Tralee International Festival at RTE HQ, Donnybrook, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Andrea Smith delivers her views on this year's Rose of Tralee festival, which has seen 65 Roses culled to 32 contestants. They'll join Daithí O'Sé on stage in the Dome in Tralee tonight and tomorrow.

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Chicago Rose Maggie McEldowney who was announced as winner of the 2016 International rose of Tralee, pictured celebrating on stage at the Dome in Tralee. Photo:Frank Mc Grath
Chicago Rose Maggie McEldowney who was announced as winner of the 2016 International rose of Tralee, pictured celebrating on stage at the Dome in Tralee. Photo:Frank Mc Grath
Chicago Rose Maggie McEldowney is congratuated by her fellow Roses after she was announced as winner of the 2016 International rose of Tralee, at the Dome in Tralee. Photo: Frank Mc Grath
New Zealand Rose Hannah Greally . Photo: Frank Mc Grath
Daithi Ó Se pictured Ohio Rose Kathleen Rose O Donnell. Photo: Frank Mc Grath
Ohio Rose Kathleen Rose O Donnell pictured dancing with her illuminated hoop, on stage during the Rose of Tralee at the Dome in Tralee. Photo: Frank Mc Grath
Ohio Rose Kathleen Rose O Donnell. Photo: Frank Mc Grath
Daithi Ó Se pictured with New Zealand Rose Hannah Greally Photo: Frank Mc Grath
Daithi Ó Se helps Ohio Rose Kathleen Rose O Donnell to take off her shoes Photo : Frank Mc Grath
Offaly Rose Emma Kirwan hits some sliothars into the crowd from the stage Photo: Frank Mc Grath
Daithi Ó Se pictured with Galway Rose Rosie Burke Photo : Frank Mc Grath
Daithi Ó Se pictured with Chicage Rose Maggie McEldowney on stage during the Rose of Tralee at the Dome in Tralee. Photo : Frank Mc Grath
Offaly Rose Emma Kirwan shows Daithi Ó Se how to use a hurley. Photo: Frank Mc Grath
Roses of Tralee contestants pictured getting her make up done, at the Dome in Tralee. Photo : Frank Mc Grath
Sydney Rose Brianna Parkins pictured at the Rose Hotel in Tralee. Photo: Frank Mc Grath
Chicago Rose Maggie McEldowney pictured singing on stage during the Rose of Tralee at the Dome in Tralee. Photo: Frank Mc Grath
Sydney Rose Brianna Parkins pictured with Kilkenny Rose Sarah O Sullivan and Queensland Rose Jess Logan at the Rose Hotel in Tralee. Photo: Frank Mc Grath
Kirsty Blake Knox pictured getting her "Rose of Tralee" style makeup and hair do. Photo: Frank McGrath
Seven month old Oisin O Donnell from Tralee poses for pictures with Down Rose Fainche McCormack and Clare Rose Leah Kenny, at the Dome in Tralee. Photo: Frank Mc Grath
Clare Rose Leah Kenny pictured getting her make up done Photo: Frank Mc Grath
Cork Rose Denise Collins pictured getting her make up done, at the Dome in Tralee. Photo: Frank Mc Grath
Former Rose of Tralee (Noreen Cassidy Leeds 1986) pictured with her daughter Aoibhin (10) at the Dome in Tralee. Photo: Frank Mc Grath
Sydney Rose Brianna Parkins fits up Daithi O Shea in some samba dancing kit, during the Rose of Tralee at the Dome in Tralee. Photo: Frank Mc Grath
Kentucky Rose Morgan Loy and Erin Moran (South Carolina Rose). Photo: Frank Mc Grath
New Zealand Rose Hannah Greally and Offaly Rose Emma Kirwan pictured, at the Dome in Tralee. Photo:Frank Mc Grath
Roses, Jane Harrison [ Wicklow] with Meghan Griffin [ Melbourne]Rosie Burke [ Galway] and Caroline Doyle [ Longford] pictured as they wait to get their make up done. Photo: Frank Mc Grath
Kilkenny Rose Sarah Kearns pictured during the Rose of Tralee at the Dome in Tralee. Photo: Frank Mc Grath
Toronto Rose Petra O Toole pictured as she waits her turn to get her make up done, at the Dome in Tralee. Photo:Frank Mc Grath
Roses of Tralee contestants, Meghan Griffin [ Melbourne] and Longford Rose Caroline Doyle pictured getting her make up done by Make up artists Megan O Sullivan and Emer Kemple, at the Dome in Tralee. Photo: Frank Mc Grath
John Slowey from Enniskillen, who was announced as the Rose of Tralee Escort of the Year 2016, at the Rose of Tralee festival, in Tralee. Photo: Frank Mc Grath
John Slowey from Enniskillen, who was announced as the Rose of Tralee Escort of the Year 2016, at the Rose of Tralee festival, in Tralee. Photo: Frank Mc Grath
Germany Rose Kari Foss Photo: Frank Mc Grath
Scotland Rose Blathnaid Loughran Photo:Frank Mc Grath
Daithi O Shea pictured with some of the Roses during the Rose of Tralee at the Dome, Tralee. Photo: Frank Mc Grath
Daithi O Shea looks on as a Fathers4Justice protester storms the stage during the Rose of Tralee. Photo: Frank Mc Grath
Daithi O Shea pictured with Kildare Rose Meabhdh O Sullivan. Photo: Frank Mc Grath
Cork Rose Denise Collins demonstrates a Class room science experiment as Daithi O Shea looks on during the Rose of Tralee in the Dome, Tralee. Photo:Frank Mc Grath
Daithi O Shea checks out his wrist after Cork Rose Denise Collins set his hands on fire as part of a Class room science experiment. Photo: Frank Mc Grath
New Orleans Rose Shannon Marie Burke chats shows Daithi O Shea how to use sign language. Photo: Frank Mc Grath
Daithi O Shea pictured dancing with Monaghan Rose Pamela Allen. Photo: Frank Mc Grath
Daithi O Shea pictured with Monaghan Rose Pamela Allen. Photo:Frank Mc Grath
New Orleans Rose Shannon Marie Burke. Photo:Frank Mc Grath
Ottawa Rose Sarah Griffin sings during the Rose of Tralee. Photo: Frank Mc Grath
Louth Rose Megan Ferguson Photo:Frank Mc Grath
Rose of Tralee contestants Lisa Reilly [ Cavan] Dearbhladh Walsh [ Abu Dhabi] and Meabhdh O Sullivan [ Kildare] check their make up before the start of the first televised night at the Rose of Tralee at the Dome in Tralee. Picture Frank McGrath
Daithi O Shea pictured with Cork Rose Denise Collins during the Rose of Tralee at the Dome, Tralee. Photo:Frank Mc Grath
Daithi O Shea pictured dancing with Monaghan Rose Pamela Allen. Photo:Frank Mc Grath
Hair Stylist Martina Copse pictured as she puts the finishing touches to Rosie Burke [Galway Rose] hair before the first televised night of the Rose of Tralee at the Dome in Tralee. Picture: Frank McGrath
Rose of Tralee escort Niall Mulrine from Tyrone, pictured holding his three week old nephew Tomás Cawley from Kent for the first time during a break in the Rose Escorts duties at the Rose of Tralee in Tralee. Picture: Frank McGrath
Make up artist Sandra Flynn pictured as she finishes Monaghan Rose Pamela Allen make up before the first televised night of the Rose of Tralee at the Dome in Tralee. Picture: Frank McGrath
North Carolina Rose Maigan Kennedy pictured as she gets ready for the first televised night of the Rose of Tralee at the Dome in Tralee. Picture: Frank McGrath
San Francisco Rose Margaret Harkin, pictured as she gets her make up done for the first televised night of the Rose of Tralee at the Dome in Tralee. Picture: Frank McGrath
Rose of Tralee contestants Meabhdh O Sullivan [ Kildare] , Megan Ferguson { Louth], Rosie Burke [ Galway] and Aisling Murray [ Newcastle/ Gateshead] pictured as they wait their turn to have their make up done for the first televised night of the Rose of Tralee at the Dome in Tralee. Picture: Frank McGrath

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