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Rose Buds applications open for the 2024 Rose of Tralee International Festival!

Young girls aged from six to 10 from all over Ireland are being invited to enter the selection process to find Rose Buds for this year’s Rose of Tralee International Festival which will take place from August 16th to 20th.

Rose Bud Application Form

The most important aspect about being a Rose Bud is that it is a completely fun experience. Each girl will be twinned with a Rose, take part in two parades, attend an exclusive Rose Bud Party with the Roses and much more during the week-long festival.

Everyone who enters the selection process must pay a €25 processing fee – €5 from every application will be donated to Barretstown, a not-for-profit camp for children with cancer and other serious illnesses located at Barretstown Castle, Ballymore Eustace, Co Kildare.

To enter visit and complete the Rose Bud application form. 

Applications will remain open until Friday June 21st.  

The names of the chosen Rose Buds will appear on on Friday 28th June, 2024 (only the chosen Rose Buds will be contacted directly by the festival team).

For more information email [email protected], call the Rose of Tralee Office on (066) 7121322 or stay up to date on our social and at

The Rose of Tralee International Festival is proudly supported by Fáilte Ireland.

“Fáilte Ireland is pleased to support this year’s Rose of Tralee International Festival. Festivals and events present an excellent opportunity to showcase the rich heritage and unique culture that Ireland has to offer. They are also important drivers of tourism revenue across the country, particularly in areas that are outside of the traditional tourism hotspots. Developing unique and immersive visitor experiences like Rose of Tralee International Festival play a key role in motivating both international and domestic visitors to choose a destination, while helping drive the sustainable development of the tourism sector for the county and the wider region.” – Ciara Sugrue, Head of Festivals & Events, Failte Ireland

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