Friday, August 05, 2022


AN International Rose of Tralee Festival delegation of 33 Roses will visit Co Kildare on Monday 15 August.

The schedule and itinerary for the Roses has been arranged by Into Kildare, the tourism body for County Kildare and will be focused on the north of the county. The Roses will be staying in Barberstown Castle, where they will also enjoy myriad a of activities, including a black-tie gala dinner.

Aine Mangan, CEO of Into Kildare, said: “We are very much looking forward to the visit of the Roses to Co Kildare and are delighted to work in partnership with Barberstown Castle. The Roses’ tour around north Kildare will shine a spotlight on all the great things to see and do in the county. The Rose of Tralee Festival is watched on television all around the world and is a great showcase for Ireland and all it has to offer. This visit to Kildare is very important and provides us with a great opportunity to promote tourism to the region on a global stage, via the media.”

Members of the public are encouraged to meet the Roses next week. Just some of the places they will visit include the village of Ardclough, Cliff at Lyons Estate, Leixlip Castle, the homeplace of Arthur Guinness in Celbridge, and Carton House as well as the K Club. The Roses will enjoy some fun activities in each of these locations, including axe throwing in Carton House and golf at the K Club. They will also experience a mini ‘Taste of Kildare’ experience with food from Farm to Fork at Cliff at Lyons and a delectable formal dinner at Barberstown Castle.

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