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08-18-2012, 04:00 PM
It's that time of year again and the show is broadcast as usual on Monday and Tuesday night on Irish TV (http://www.rte.ie/player/#l=7).

Here (http://roseoftralee.ie/roses/international-roses-2012) are this year's Roses.

Bring on the softshoe reels to the theme tune of "Dallas", bad poetry and singing! :cheer:

my little pony
08-18-2012, 04:06 PM
team german rose until they speak or god forbid dance like that one girl last yr

08-18-2012, 05:27 PM

08-18-2012, 05:37 PM
I think the Texas rose is the prettiest but this girl http://roseoftralee.ie/roses/international-roses-2012/international-roses-2011/international-rose-242 is beautiful too. Waterford is in Ireland, right?

Garden Kitty
08-19-2012, 12:17 AM

08-19-2012, 01:59 AM
I feel like I have to root for the County Leitrim rose (http://roseoftralee.ie/roses/irish-final-roses-2012/irish-regional-roses-2012/leitrim-brenda-stenson-crop-303) because that's where my great-grandmother is from. :rofl: Even though oh my God that dye job...

allezfred, I had no clue this existed until I joined FSU. Bahahaha.

Catherine M
08-19-2012, 05:56 PM
The New Orleans Rose is a Zumba instructor and dancer so I'm assuming she'll be dancing for our pleasure.


I've known about the festival for years after I went to Ireland on a family vacation and we went to Tralee and learned all about the Rose. The internet has made following things really easy.

08-19-2012, 06:15 PM
This is something new for me---thanks for posting it.

08-19-2012, 06:50 PM
allezfred, I had no clue this existed until I joined FSU. Bahahaha.

The QVC shopping channel used to broadcast LIVE from the event every year.
That's how I learned about it.

08-19-2012, 09:44 PM

"Can I do a retake so it doesn't look like I want to slice your throat with a cutlass?"

08-19-2012, 11:23 PM
Betting odds (http://www.paddypower.com/bet/novelty-betting/pageant/rose-of-tralee)

(((Denver, DC and Sydney)))

08-20-2012, 12:13 AM
If you are going photoshop a photo this much http://roseoftralee.ie/roses/international-roses-2012/international-roses-2011/international-rose-287 then remove the red eye!

08-20-2012, 02:45 PM
How Irish do you have to be for this competition? I looked at the application form, and all it states is "One of your ancestors" need to be born in Ireland. How far back can you push it-an single ancestor in the fifteenth century? Or maybe it has to be a grandparent? Or do they really care?

I'm just wondering here- I wouldn't qualify anyway, having no Irish ancestry at all.:lol:

Denver seems to have a Finnish name (maybe an Irish mother?)

Catherine M
08-20-2012, 03:26 PM
I don't think they care all that much how far back your ancestors goes. If my niece wanted to do this, she'd have to go back to around 1850 to find someone who lived in Ireland though She'd fit right in as our last name is very Irish.

08-20-2012, 06:17 PM
My still living there Irish relatives could not believe I had ever heard of it.