The organizers of this year’s Kildare Rose have issued a final appeal for Rose’s potential hopes for the 2022 crown to come forward.
Coordinator Lyn Moloney said: “The closing date is fast approaching and we encourage all interested girls to contact us as soon as possible.”
A group of Rose contestants took part in a county-wide tour last Saturday, and Whitewater Shopping Center in Newbridge was announced as the title sponsor of the Kildare Rose 2022 selection during their visit there.
“We look forward to developing a new friendship and relationship with Whitewater SC over the coming months and are very grateful for their support,” Lyn said.
Saturday’s tour began at Newbridge Silverware with a visit to the iconic Museum of Style Icons.
“The Roses absolutely loved hearing the stories behind the amazing dresses and literature displayed there. We were treated to a fabulous afternoon tea and the girls had the opportunity to relax, chat and We then visited our new sponsor Whitewater SC, hosted by Managing Director Ingrid Ryan, for some photos and a stroll through the shops.
“Our next stop was Mondello Park and what an adventure it was. The girls had an exhilarating and fun experience with the perfect combination of outdoor activities while driving high-end BMWs. The hospitality at Mondello Park was second to none and we look forward to returning in the future.
“We are very lucky here in Kildare with such loyal and supportive sponsors and businesses looking after us,” added Lyn.
“It really is a very fun and positive experience for all the young girls who take part and with only a few places left, I would really encourage any girls who are even considering it to contact us and join us.”
On Friday evening May 27, the Kildare Roses will gather at Barberstown Castle in Straffan for a night full of entertainment, glamor and fun to select this year’s representative for Tralee. Broadcaster Marty Morrissey will host the evening, which will include prizes for best dressed woman and man, as well as a best banner award and many other goodies.
For full details on how to enter, contact Lyn on 083 4631611 or find the Kildare Rose on all social media platforms.
Pictured above: Kildare Rose 2022 contestants at White Water Shopping Center with Lyn Moloney (Rose of Tralee International Festival co-ordinator)
All photos by Aishling Conway