10 Unforgettable Moments from the Kildare Rose Tour

1. Cutting Turf at Lullymore Dubai Rose Rebecca Egan (left) with Chicago Rose Katie Callaghan, Dublin Rose Tanya Feighery and Donegal Rose Niamh Duggan (right), try their hands at saving turf at Lullymore Heritage Park in Rathangan during the second day of the Rose of Tralee tour to Co Kildare. Dubai Rose Rebecca Egan (left) […]

1. Cutting Turf at Lullymore


Dubai Rose Rebecca Egan (left) with Chicago Rose Katie Callaghan, Dublin Rose Tanya Feighery and Donegal Rose Niamh Duggan (right), try their hands at saving turf at Lullymore Heritage Park in Rathangan during the second day of the Rose of Tralee tour to Co Kildare.
Dubai Rose Rebecca Egan (left) with Chicago Rose Katie Callaghan, Dublin Rose Tanya Feighery and Donegal Rose Niamh Duggan (right), try their hands at saving turf at Lullymore Heritage Park in Rathangan during the second day of the Rose of Tralee tour to Co Kildare. Picture Robbie Reynolds

2. Dragon Boat Racing in Athy


The Rose of Tralee contestants try their hands at dragon boat racing during the first day of the Rose of Tralee tour to County Kildare, hosted by Kildare Failte, the county’s tourism board. The opening day featured an Ernest Shackleton-themed outdoor adventure around Athy, celebrating the county’s great explorer
The Rose of Tralee contestants try their hands at dragon boat racing during the first day of the Rose of Tralee tour to County Kildare, hosted by Kildare Failte, the county’s tourism board. The opening day featured an Ernest Shackleton-themed outdoor adventure around Athy, celebrating the county’s great explorer.
Picture: Aishling Conway

3. Irish Dancing at Burtown House


Rose of Tralee Contestants take part in Irish dancing at Burtown House, Athy.
Rose of Tralee Contestants take part in Irish dancing at Burtown House, Athy.

4. Meeting St Brigid


Rose of Tralee contestants meet St Brigid in Kildare Town.
Rose of Tralee contestants meet St Brigid in Kildare Town.

5. Arriving in style thanks to Mondello Park


Rose of Tralee Contestants arrive at Solas Bhride, Kildare Town in a fleet of supercars from Mondello Park.
Rose of Tralee Contestants arrive at Solas Bhride, Kildare Town

6. Meeting the real life Shackleton


“Ernest Shackleton” played by local Charlie Hughes gave the Rose of Tralee contestants a guided tour of Athy
“Ernest Shackleton” played by local Charlie Hughes gave the Rose of Tralee contestants a guided tour of Athy

7. Making Irish coffees at Harte’s of Kildare


Owner of Harte’s Bar, Kildare Town Paul Lenihan shows Kildare Rose Grainne Carr and Antrim Rose Roisin McCloskey how to make the perfect Irish Coffee.
Owner of Harte’s Bar, Kildare Town Paul Lenihan shows Kildare Rose Grainne Carr and Antrim Rose Roisin McCloskey how to make the perfect Irish Coffee

8. Planting Roses at Athy Library


Rose of Tralee Contestants take part in a Rose Tree Planting ceremony at Athy Library.
Rose of Tralee Contestants take part in Rose Tree Planting at Athy Library

9. Looking fab in Kildare Village


Dublin Rose Tanya Feighery at Kildare Village.
Dublin Rose Tanya Feighery at Kildare Village

10. Making St Brigid’s Cross


The Rose of Tralee contestants learned the ancient art of weaving a St Brigid’s Cross at at Solas Bhride.
The Rose of Tralee contestants learned the ancient art of weaving a St Brigid’s Cross at at Solas Bhride.

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