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London Winners
Rose of Tralee
Current London Rose

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About the Rose of Tralee Pagent

The Rose of Tralee festival is held every August in TraleeCounty Kerry, to choose a young woman to be crowned the Rose. The winner is the woman deemed best to match the attributes relayed in the song: "lovely and fair". She is selected on the basis of personality and should be a good role-model for the festival and ambassador for Ireland during her travels around the world.

It is not a beauty pageant and the participants (Roses) are not judged on their appearances but on their personality and suitability to serve as ambassadors for the festival. The festival bills itself as a celebration of the "aspirations, ambitions, intellect, social responsibility and Irish heritage" of modern young women.

Each of the 32 counties of the island of Ireland selects a Rose, and the international Roses, chosen from around the world, also participate in the qualifying rounds now staged in the Festival Dome in Tralee. Ultimately, 32 Roses are selected to appear in the televised selection finals on RTÉ One, out of whom one is crowned the Rose of Tralee. 
Anyone interested in representing London should contact the 'London Rose Centre'

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Amy Gillen

London Rose 2023

Claire Kamenbattu

Winner, Rose of Tralee 2010


Charmaine Kenny

Winner, Rose of Tralee 2009

Maureen Shannon

Winner, Rose of Tralee 1975

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