THE search for the 2013 Kerry Rose is officially underway and young women across Kerry are invited to live the Rose dream and enter this year's Kerry Rose Selection.
The 2013 Kerry Rose will represent the Kingdom at the Rose of Tralee International Festival and Rose Gathering which takes place from August 14 to 20 this year.
Over the years the Festival has attracted millions of festival-goers, thousands of Roses, their Escorts, families and friends, entertainers, volunteers, judges and sponsors to Tralee.
This year, as part of the Gathering, they are all invited to come for the Rose Gathering and to stay for an extended Festival to enjoy a full programme of events to help visitors reconnect with Tralee and the many people who share the same experience.
Anyone who registers to attend the Rose Gathering before March 1 will have a chance to win free accommodation in a four-bedroom apartment in Tralee during the week of the Festival.
Entry forms and full details are available at www.roseoftralee.ie or by calling (066) 7121322.