There will be no Leitrim Rose next year

Fiona Heavey

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Fiona Heavey

Leitrim Rose loved her time on stage

Leitrim Rose Imelda Scally with Dáithí Ó Sé

There will be no Rose representing Leitrim in 2019.

The organisers of the Rose of Tralee International Festival have revamped the selection process by removing the regional qualification aspect of the event to ensure that the next Leitrim Rose will feature in the TV final which will be broadcast from the Dome on RTÉ.

From 2019, each Centre would select a Rose bi-annually, such that 32 Roses will be hosted in Tralee annually to enjoy everything that Ireland’s flagship family festival has to offer – parades, gala functions, entertainment, televised Rose selection nights, a Rose Tour and much more.

The next Leitrim Rose selection event will take place in 2020 with subsequent selections taking place every second year thereafter. Roses representing Kerry, Cork and Dublin will continue to be selected every year.

The Rose of Tralee International Festival will celebrate 60 Years from Friday 16th to Tuesday 20th August 2019.