The month of August provides a wealth of wonderful events to enjoy across the island of Ireland from festivals and fairs to top sporting shows. August in Ireland provides visitors the opportunity to take in fairs and festivals that are popular throughout the island. There is music, dancing, horses, fairgrounds, and fireworks, or in other words, something for everyone. Féile … [Read more...] about August in Ireland – Join the Fun
Rose of Tralee
The annual Rose of Tralee festival concluded in August with the crowning of a winner, Maria Walsh.
The stunning new Rose, a native of Boston, beat out 31 other Roses to win the title.
The announcement of the winner coincided with a revelation that Walsh was gay.
After her crowning, Walsh sat down with The Sun newspaper and revealed her sexual orientation saying, “I am … [Read more...] about Maria Walsh:
The Gay New Rose of Tralee
The winner of the 2013 Rose of Tralee International Festival is 25-year-old Dallas, Texas native Haley O’Sullivan. Teary-eyed and overjoyed, Haley, who beat 31 other contestants from around the world on August 20 said: “Everyone was so fabulous, I can’t believe this is happening.” An American Ireland Fund Young Leader, Haley is a 2010 graduate of the University of Arizona with … [Read more...] about Texas Rose Rounds Up the Votes
At the end of August, eight American contestants competed in the famous International Rose of Tralee pageant in Ireland. The eight American girls traveled to Ireland in order to represent their various cities and areas of the country and to compete for the coveted title of Rose of Tralee. Over 200,000 head to Tralee each year to witness traditional Irish song, dance, music, … [Read more...] about U.S. Roses Bloom in Tralee
Kilkenny Rose Orla O'Shea emerged as winner of the 46th International Rose of Tralee Festival. The 20-year-old teacher was voted ahead of 27 competitors hailing from Ireland, Europe, America and Australia to claim the silver crown. She dedicated her achievement to her mother who died four years ago from cancer. "She made me what I am today," said the emotional winner, who … [Read more...] about News: Kilkenny Rose Wins in Tralee