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Well what a week. Monday & Tuesday kicked off with my colleague Sophia Weir being a guest on Midday Show with Elaine Crowley on TV3 as well as a week-long promotion on Ireland AM. In the Carlton Hotel Tralee I had the pleasure of catching up with the fabulous Rita Talty and Daithi O'Sé who are just back from New Jersey where Rita is originally from. Less than two weeks to go to the Wedding of Year in Dingle & the Carlton Hotel Tralee and talk about a relaxed couple! Which is the definitely the best way to be to ensure that they enjoy every minute of such a special day or long weekend in this particular case!!

While in my home county we also had a very productive meeting with organisers of the Rose of Tralee. With 50 days to go the Rose of Tralee Festival (according to a little Rose fan called Francesca that I met earlier today) it's all go as we are hosting the Rose Tour around Ireland and the Festival in Tralee. This year the Roses arrive in Dublin for 3 nights, then travel to Ballinasloe for a quick lunch stop before they arrive to Westport for the first time ever. Then off to Limerick to meet their escorts and final arrive to the Carlton Hotel Tralee for 5 days of magic and a lifetime of memories. As I was judging the regional event this year and was involved in selecting 7 of the Irish Roses, I will look forward to meeting them all on the Rose Tour and in Tralee in August.

We have had a superb week of giveaways including a Mini Explorer family holiday each day on the 2 FM Hector Show so a big congratulations to the 5 winning families that are heading off on their holidays to 5 Carlton Hotels this Sunday. Hector did his show live from Carlton Shearwater Hotel in Ballinasloe, what a lovely man and he was incredible with all the children that wanted to meet him. Big thanks to Hector, Alan and 2FM team for a great show and we look forward to welcoming them back to another Carlton Hotel. To celebrate the live broadcast we are offering a 20% discount on Mini Explorer holidays booked from now until Monday, simply enter the code EXPLORER into the booking engine to book now! More giveaways on Ian Dempsey Show on Today FM next week so tune in! Plus if you're in the Blanchardstown Shopping Centre make sure to pop over to our stand for another chance to win a family break with our Mini Explorer team.

So the weekend is here and the wedding season is certainly in full swing with so many weddings in all Carlton Hotels and several of my colleagues are attending weddings today and tomorrow. Enjoy!! I also have the pleasure of attending a 1920's themed wedding party tomorrow – so different and really looking forward to letting my hair down after a busy but brilliant week in the world of Carlton.

Speak to you soon, Jean!

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