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Friday 23 February 2018

Time to pick a new rose

Outgoing Wicklow Rose Megan Swart
Outgoing Wicklow Rose Megan Swart

Deborah Coleman

Just days remain before 2016 Wicklow Rose will be crowned at the county selection night on Saturday, May 7 in the Grand Hotel, Wicklow town.

Seven young women from across the county will compete to become this year's Wicklow Rose and to take part in the International Rose of Tralee festival in Tralee in August.

There is more riding on the Wicklow selection night than ever before as this year's selected rose will proceed straight to Tralee without having to participate in the traditional regional heat in Portlaoise.

This year also marks the first occasion that the selection night be take place in Wicklow town.

The Grand Hotel will play host the the event which will see each of the contestants interviewed on stage by celebrity guest MC Brian Ormond.

The special guest for the evening will be the outgoing Wicklow Rose, Megan Swart, who will hand over the sash and tiara to the incoming rose as well as sharing her experience of her year as the 2015 Wicklow Rose, and youngest every contestant.

Megan has had a busy year, representing the county at a wide range of functions as well as sitting her Leaving Cert and beginning student life as she studies International Hospitality.

This year's seven hopefuls come from all over Wicklow and will be sharing what sets them apart from the competition during their interviews.

A night full of entertainment and fun is promised, and kicks off at 8 p.m.

Tickets are on sale for €20 and there will be a door prize as well as a competition for the best dressed lady.

Wicklow People

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