A stunning bouquet of 15 Laois Rose contestants enjoyed their first day out last weekend, ahead of selection night next Friday April 15 in the Heritage Hotel.
The ladies enjoyed a visit to Donaghmore Famine Museum, sponsors Laois Shopping Centre, enjoying a snack in Rafters and lunch at the Garden Restaurant in Hynd's Square, before bowling in Roll n' Bowl.
“It was a great atmosphere, the girls range from 18 to 27 this year, including our first African Irish rose from Abbeyleix. Everyone is very excited about the selection night with host Brian Ormond,” said co-ordinator Anne Marie Bowe, thanking businesses for their support.
Tickets €20 (U-12 €10) only on sale on the night of April 15, from 6.45pm. Doors open at 7.30pm, show at 8pm.
See next week's Leinster Express for individual profiles on each contestant.