The search is on for Kerry's 2019 Rose

The hunt is on for this year's Kerry Rose.

The search for the Kingdom's representative at this year's Rose of Tralee 60th-anniversary spectacular was launched by reigning Kerry Rose Celine O'Shea at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday.

The selection night will take place at the hotel on Saturday, June 8, with 'Rose' host Dáithí Ó Sé once again on hand to oversee the proceedings.

Celine is encouraging all young women in Kerry to apply and take part in what she described as an "amazing, exciting experience" and a fabulous way to make new life-long friends.

For details on eligibility and how to apply, just log on to or email for more information.