Rose Ball in Tralee
The Rose Ball at the Carlton Hotel Tralee last night was full of glamour and excitement as the 32 Roses were introduced to the people of Tralee. Charmaine Kenny, the current Rose of Tralee, made a wonderful speech describing her action packed year and all the interesting places that she visited through out the World.
Earlier in the evening, before the festivities kicked off, the judges and Dáithí Ó'Sé were introduced to the Roses and their Escorts. I had already met most of the Roses briefly at events throughout the week but it was great to get the chance to speak to them all individually.
Throughout the night there were some early nerves visible as the events gets closer to the judging process. I'm really looking forward to the selection nights where my role as a judge really begins although I must admit I'm a little bit nervous myself!