Calling All Roses

2012 Boston New England Rose, Lissa Bramley
2012 Boston New England Rose, Lissa Bramley


Applications are now being accepted for the Boston New England Rose of Tralee Regional Selections. The event takes place in Westborough MA next month and invites potential ‘Roses’ to apply providing they fit the criteria for the competition.
To be eligible for the New England selection, applicants must have reached their 18th birthday and must not have passed their 28th birthday during the time the Rose of Tralee festival is taking place. Candidates must also have been born in Ireland or be of Irish origin by virtue of their ancestors being born in Ireland. A ‘Rose’ must not be married and must not have previously represented any Rose center at the final in Tralee.
The 2012 Boston New England Rose will participate in the Rose of Tralee Regional selection in Portlaoise, County Laois in June 2012. The Rose will receive the round trip airfare from Boston to Ireland, $1000 prize money and various other prizes. If selected in Portlaoise, the Boston New England Rose will travel to Ireland in August 2012 and participate in the International Rose of Tralee Festival.
The 2013 New England Boston Rose Ball takes place on Saturday April 27 in the Boston/Westborough Doubletree Hotel 5400 Computer Drive, Westborough, MA. Tickets for the event are $60 per person. The event begins at 6pm with music by John Connors and the Irish Express.
For those wishing to apply, the deadline for entry is March 30, 2013. The application fee is $150 and application forms can be found on
For more information visit contact John Griffin at 617-957-1782 or email


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