Thursday 15th August 2013
Arriving as part of the 2013 Rose Gathering, and hugely popular with Rose of Tralee International Festival audiences, Sharon Shannon and her band return to the Dome. Sharon is known for her exceptional and distinctive accordian and fiddle playing. Primarily an Irish folk musician, her music also contains reggae, Cajun, Portugese, and French Canadian influences. She won a lifetime achievement award at the 2009 Meteor Awards.
International Rose Ball
Friday 16th August 2013
The International Rose Ball marks the official opening of the Festival. The Festival Dome is magically transformed into a glittering ballroom, as guests gather to experience a night of Roses, music and dancing. The evening also celebrates the International Roses' arrival in Tralee, and their first official engagement with their Escorts. Guests enjoy a gourmet five-course meal, live entertainment and dancing until late.
Rose of Tralee Festival Disco in the Dome
Saturday 17th August 2013
Disco and late night bar. Over 18s only.
Kerryman Irish Independent Fashion Show
Sunday 18th August 2013
One of the season's most sought after events, the Fashion Show displays a mix of designer labels, haute couture and street wear from leading Irish designers and local boutiques. Models from the Celia Holman Lee Agency grace the Festival Dome catwalk to a high quality produced, entertaining show with dance entertainment and full commentary on the clothes and their designers. This year we are delighted to announce the participation for the second year running of International New York based designer and Kerry native Don O'Neill who will be showing his Theia Autumn/Winter collection.
Rose of Tralee Selection Nights
Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th August 2013
A capacity crowd fills the Festival Dome for RTÉ's live TV broadcast of the Rose of Tralee Selection to support their Roses. Always an exciting and emotional event, the atmosphere intensifies as friends and family from around the world gather with banners and mascots to cheer for their Rose. The first Selection Night consists of Rose stage interviews with host Dáithí Ó Sé and the announcement of the Newbridge Silverware Escort of the Year, followed by the remainder of Rose stage interviews on the second night and the announcement of the Rose of Tralee. A disco follows each night's show, with dancing until late in the Festival Dome.