Delightfully old-fashioned event must soon look to the future
Published 30/08/2016 | 02:30
Kirsty Blake Knox has a point: the Rose of Tralee does indeed reflect changing attitudes to young Irish women in the new millennium (Irish Independent, August 27).
It was years ago now that I heard a Rose announce in the Adelaide Irish Hall in South Australia that whereas she knew she was supposed to say, after dancing a vigorous 'Siege of Ennis', she was "positively glowing" the fact of the matter was she was "sweating like a pig".
The young colleens I saw in the wee hours in Ennis at the Fleadh the week before last surely typified the high-spirited independence of young Irish women today.