Thursday 16 July 2020

CorkHi11°| Lo

Cork Independent

Lifestyle & Leisure

Want to be the next Cork Rose?

Wednesday, 18th March, 2020 1:06pm

Have you always dreamed of taking to the stage at the Rose of Tralee Festival? Well now's your chance! In preparation for the 2020 Cork Rose Selection which takes place from 12-13 June, the Cork Rose Centre is now officially accepting applications for the next Cork Rose.

Grab your chance, and take the leap this leap year to represent your family, friends and community in the hope of becoming the 2020 Cork Rose.

Once your application form is in, get ready for some fun! The Cork Rose Centre hosts social days out, a tour around some of Cork’s establishments and landmarks, as well as some relaxed information evenings as well as the big selection weekendas part of the selection process.

The Cork Rose Selection 2020 will feature onstage interviews on both nights with Ollie Turner. The chosen representative from the 50 or so candidates will be announced on 13 June, and will receive a generous prize with sponsorships from various businesses and boutiques from all over Cork as well as Tipperary Crystal jewellery. The closing date for entries is 13 April.

The chosen 2020 Cork Rose will join 31 other national and international Roses at the Rose of Tralee Festival from 21-25 August. The Cork Rose Centre is also supporting two charities this year. The first charity partner is ‘Butterfly Wings’ which fundraises for the night nurse programme for terminal cancer sufferers and their families, set up by Trish Carlos (Cotter), the 2006 Cork Rose and her family.

The second charity partner is 'Malawi School Project – Empowered to Empower’, a charity recently set up by the 2019 Roses and Rose Escorts in an effort to raise €60,000 to build three school blocks and provide water access to 1,000 children, with extra support for young girls in Malawi who are often forced to leave school at a young age.

Cork Rose Centre Coordinator Suzan O’Gara said: “Cork has taken the Rose of Tralee title three times during the Festival’s 60-year history with Josie Ruane in 1961, Denise Murphy O’Sullivan in 1991 and Geraldine O’Grady Finn in 1999. It’s high time the Rebel County did it again! Apply today, and it could be you!”

To enter log on to

ePaper Service

Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8
Desktop, Tablet & Smartphone friendly
Cookies on Cork Independent website
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. We also use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the Cork Independent website. However, if you would like to, you can change your cookie settings at any time by amending your browser settings.
How does Cork Independent use cookies?
Cookies enable us to identify your device, or you when you have logged in. We use cookies that are strictly necessary to enable you to move around the site or to provide certain basic features. We use cookies to enhance the functionality of the website by storing your preferences, for example. We also use cookies to help us to improve the performance of our website to provide you with a better user experience.
We don't sell the information collected by cookies, nor do we disclose the information to third parties, except where required by law (for example to government bodies and law enforcement agencies).
Hide Message