Rose of Tralee 2012 – Nicola McEvoy

CONGRATULATIONS to Nicola McEvoy, Luxembourg, lovely winner of the Rose of Tralee 2012…

Nicola McEvoy Rose of Tralee 2012

Nicola McEvoy, Rose of Tralee, 2012

Here’s wishing you a fantastic year ahead Nicola, and hope you don’t mind if we claim this as a Cork win as well. ;)

It’s that time of year again as the girls line up for the 2012 Rose of Tralee. Dáithí Ó Sé is back to host the TV finale on Tuesday 21st August, and Irish Rugby legend, Ronan O’Gara will be presenting the prizes to the winner. Yep, the two lads seem to have it sewn-up!

The festival gets bigger every year, and the line-up of events for 2012 is no exception. A street carnival with music gigs, theatre, food, crafts, parades and fireworks are all part of the entertainment, and the air display, back for it’s 3rd year, takes place on Sunday 19th August. The music schedule looks pretty diverse too, from Jedward! to The Saw Doctors and Aslan, and a good mix in-between.

There are 32 roses to choose from, in this the 53rd annual festival, and as usual it’s no easy task for the judges…

Lissa Bramley, Boston and New England

Lissa Bramley
Boston & New England

Margaret Rose Keating, Chicago

Margaret Rose Keating

Brid Ryan, Cork

Brid Ryan

Sheila McAndrew, Darwin

Sheila McAndrew

Tiffany Antikainen, Denver

Tiffany Antikainen

Una Matthews, Down

Una Matthews

Arlene O'Neill, Dublin

Arlene O’Neill

Bronwyn Sass, Germany

Bronwyn Sass

Ann Marie Hayes, Kerry

Ann Marie Hayes

Aoibhin Murphy, Kilkenny

Aoibhin Murphy

Nóra Ni Fhlannagáin, London

Nóra Ni Fhlannagáin

Patricia Marmion, Louth

Patricia Marmion

Nicola McEvoy, Luxembourg

Nicola McEvoy

Dervla Kenny, Mayo

Dervla Kenny

Claire Lynch, Melbourne

Claire Lynch

Lisa Brady, New Orleans

Lisa Brady
New Orleans

Annemarie Lynch, New York

Annemarie Lynch
New York

Alana Marshall, New Zealand

Alana Marshall
New Zealand

Avaleigh Eastman, Ottawa

Avaleigh Eastman

Lorna Gallagher, Perth

Lorna Gallagher

Elizabeth Spellman, Philadelphia

Elizabeth Spellman

Ciara Phelan, Queensland

Ciara Phelan

Sarah Doherty, South Australia

Sarah Doherty
South Australia

Erin Kelly, Southern California

Erin Kelly
Southern California

Talitha Orlandi, Sunderland

Talitha Orlandi

Sophia Fitzgerald, Sydney

Sophia Fitzgerald

Kelly Gaetano, Texas

Kelly Gaetano

Máire Dineen, Toronto

Máire Dineen

Catherine Sherry, Tyrone

Catherine Sherry

Briana Apgar, Washington DC

Briana Apgar
Washington DC

Lorna Ferncombe, Waterford

Lorna Ferncombe

Aisling Baker, Westmeath

Aisling Baker

I like the Rose of Tralee; it’s quirky and unique to Ireland, brings people together and looks like great fun:

The Rose of Tralee on Facebook

Long live the Rose of Tralee.



Rose of Tralee 2012 – Nicola McEvoy — 1 Comment

  1. I am very sorry to notice that Rose of Tralee had bee won by an Irsh Girl from Kinsale, County Cork? where is the Luxemberoug connection here?

    Over the years Ireland seems to send their young ladies over to vaiable countries England, Luxembourg, what are you trying to prove that the countries don’t have beauties, and why did a Luxemburg girl of beauty no win the competition in Luxembourg where she might have Irish Grandparent heritage, but born in Luxembourg. Also you always claim the crown in England, again there are no beautiful girls in England with personalities? Irish girls should go back to Ireland to represent their counties and let all other nationalities of other countries represent their countrie fairly?

    I had been a Rose of Tralee competitor many years ago and it had been fair all the way. I find recently the Irish girls seem to rule every nationality and they are not the only beauties in the world – I feel a girl from Cork should have returned to her county and represented her county fairly, and not go in to another country and steal from other beauties with personality, because this years Rose of Tralee is 26 and only four years from 30 and desperately need her win so she went to another country because the Cork girl representing Cork this year had been her competition.

    Sorry but I have speak where it is fair – Irish girls please return to you county represent your own counties and everthing will be fair.

    How can you represent London when you are from Ireland???

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