The desire to the Rose of Tralee is stronger than ever with over 4000 women entering selection events around the world since 2014. The Rose of Tralee, Dr Jennifer Byrne was joined by RTÉ’s Rose of Tralee Host, Dáithí Ó Sé in Galway today to launch the search for her successor who will be crowned in the Festival Dome on Tuesday 21st August. To apply online to be a Rose in 2018, visit The 2018 Rose of Tralee International Festival will take place from Friday 17th to Tuesday 21st August.Photo By Domnick Walsh © Eye Focus LTD