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Local Rose of Tralee contestants prepare for television appearance

Aug 22, 2022 14:27 By Shannonside News
Local Rose of Tralee contestants prepare for television appearance
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The festival returns following the pandemic.

The Rose of Tralee International Festival will be broadcast live from Kerry Sports Academy this evening.

Leitrim's Saoirse Gibbons will appear on stage tonight while Roscommon rose Bernie Ryan will feature on tomorrow evening's line up.

Also hoping to be crowned this year's rose is Queensland representative Eimèar Naughton who is a native of Athleague.

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Speaking on the Joe Finnegan Show, escort and Roscommon native John Nealon who is assisting the Leitrim rose has been explaining his role so far.

''It's all down to time keeping. We get a pack here, we're given rough times of where we should be. We have to make sure that the ladies are on time, that kind of thing. In fairness. the ladies are making it easy. They're fairly on the ball.'' 

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