Anticipation is building in Longford ahead of tonight's Rose of Tralee Festival.
Longford Rose, Grace Kemple, will take to the stage this evening bidding to win the coveted title.
Grace ,who hails from Moydow and is currently studying at TCD specialising in Midwifery, will perform a demonstration of child CPR on stage tonight.
Speaking on the Joe Finnegan show ahead of dress rehearsals this morining, she says her excitement is growing after seeing the other roses yesterday.
"Yeah i'm slightly nervous but seeing all the other girls last night makes me feel a bit calmer because if they can do it so can I. We're just doing dress rehearsals at the moment so getting the mics set up, getting in the outfits, practicing walking out, so all that kind of stuff makes it feel a bit more real but I think practicing all that a few times will help and I won't be as nervous tonight!"