Arklow Municipal District is delighted to support Róisín Long who will represent Wicklow in this years’ 61st Rose of Tralee International Festival.
A presentation was made by the Members to Róisín at the Maritime Museum on Tuesday evening (August 16th) to support her in the campaign to become the 2022 Rose of Tralee.
Róisin was delighted to show her fellow Roses around the Garden County and to tell them about all that Wicklow has to offer from the magnificent Powerscourt Gardens, to gorgeous Glendalough, and the thrilling Beyond the Trees attraction at Avondale after which they stopped off to make and decorate cup cakes with edible flowers at Catherine Fulvio’s Ballyknocken House Cookery School.
There were smiles on the Rose Tour bus as it travelled down the Main Street and Róisín’ friends, family and supporters turned out to welcome her.
Cllr Pat Kennedy, Cathaoirleach, Arklow Municipal District, wished all the visiting Roses every success in the competition, in particular Arklow-native Róisín. “This is an incredible experience for all the Roses. It is a true pleasure to have you all here,” he stated.
Cllr Tommy Annesley, Cathaoirleach, Wicklow County Council, congratulated Róisín on being selected as the Wicklow Rose and wished her all the best in the competition adding: “It is an honour that Wicklow was selected to host the Roses from the 2022 Rose of Tralee International Festival on the marvellous Rose Tour. I hope that all the participants have an enjoyable and memorable visit to Wicklow.”
Deputy Chief Executive of Wicklow County Council, Michael Nicholson, added: “This fantastic promotional opportunity for Wicklow will showcase the County nationally and internationally. Coverage will be viewed all over the world and will be of invaluable help in marketing some of Ireland’s top visitor attractions.”
Arklow Municipal District is delighted to have an Arklow native representing Wicklow this year and look forward to working with Róisin throughout her time as the Wicklow Rose.
The Rose of Tralee International Festival will run until Tuesday August 23rd when the 2022 Rose of Tralee will be crowned at Munster Technological University Tralee Campus live on RTÉ One.