Amharc Eireann: Eagrán 171, ROSE OF TRALEE FINAL 1962
The Rose of Tralee took place on September 2nd 1962 at the Ashe Memorial Hall in Tralee. The competition was fierce, with the colourful Roses, lovely young women from all over the world, competing for the prestigious title.Every year the festival brought young women of Irish descent from around the world to Kerry for a lively celebration of Irish culture. The Roses travelled from San Francisco, New York, London and every corner of Ireland to compete for the coveted crown. In 1962 the judges’ decision was not easy and it was the Dublin Rose, Ciara O’Sullivan who took the crown. She was crowned Queen of the Festival for the week by Festival Chairman, Dónal Ó Nualláin.
The Rose of Tralee was established in 1959 and still running today, is one of Ireland’s largest and longest running festivals.
Produced by Gael Linn, Amharc Eireann ( A view of Ireland) is Ireland’s longest running indigenous newsreel series. Made in the Irish language for the purpose of promoting its use, each episode featured a broad range of topics, from hard news stories to lighter magazine like items. Between 1956 and 1964, 267 editions of the newsreel were produced for cinema exhibition.
With kind permission of Gael Linn.