Roses competing for the international Rose of Tralee title later this year were treated to some Kildare culinary delights when they toured the county, courtesy of the inaugural Taste of Kildare Food Festival.
Five entrants in this year’s Rose of Tralee final visited the county in advance of the full Rose of Tralee Tour between August 13-15

when 56 Roses will visit in association with Kildare County Council and the Glenroyal Hotel, Maynooth.
Organised by Into Kildare, the county’s tourist board, Kildare will once again play host to the prestigious Rose of Tralee Tour ahead of the 2018 Rose of Tralee International Festival.
The event takes place in conjunction with Taste of Kildare, the county’s first annual food festival, which takes place at the K Club on Sunday, August 19 next.
Carlow Rose Shauna Ray Lacey, Antrim Rose Roisin McCloskey, Kerry Rose Celine O’Shea, Longford Rose Loren Katie Logan and Kildare Rose Grainne Carr enjoyed the hospitality of Two Cooks Restaurant and Wine Bar with proprietors Josef Zammit and Nicola Curran Zammit during a trip to Sallins as they promoted the Taste of Kildare Food Festival.