ROSE OF TRALEE FINAL 1962 – Amharc Éireann: Eagrán 171
The Rose of Tralee took place on September 2nd 1962 at the Ashe Memorial Hall in Tralee. The competition was fierce, with contestants from all over the world competing for the prestigious title. Every year the festival brings young women of Irish descent from around the world to Kerry for a lively celebration of Irish culture. In 1962 the judges’ decision was not easy and it was the Dublin Rose, Ciara O’Sullivan, who was crowned Queen of the Festival by Festival Chairman, Dónal Ó Nualláin.
The Rose of Tralee was established in 1959 and is still running today, as one of Ireland’s largest and longest running festivals.
Produced by Gael Linn, Amharc Éireann (A View of Ireland) is Ireland’s longest-running indigenous newsreel series. It was distributed to cinemas throughout the country to promote the Irish language. Between 1956 and 1964, 267 editions of the newsreel were produced for cinema exhibition.
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With kind permission of Gael Linn.