28 May 2022

Cocktail hour at glam Laois Rose information night open to all in Portlaoise

Cocktail hour at glam Laois Rose information night open to all in Portlaoise

The Laois Rose Centre is set to host a glam cocktail evening in Portlaoise to welcome ladies from all over the county to find out more about taking part in the Laois Rose 2019 search.

A fun information evening is in store this Friday evening, February 8 open to anyone considering joining the exciting Laois Rose 2019 selection.

This year the chosen Laois Rose and her sponsor will get unprecedented national coverage, thanks to a new Rose of Tralee format which guarantees a televised interview for every Rose, watched by millions.

WATCH: Meet Laois Rose of Tralee hopeful student nurse Sarah Bergin.

Already nearly a dozen Laois Rose entrants and plenty of business sponsors have signed up to be part of the party.

However, organisers want to gather the biggest bouquet of Laois Rose entrants ever this year, as the event will now only come to each centre every second year.

The Laois Rose Centre organisers are coming to Lilly’s Bar on Portlaoise Main Street next Friday evening February 8.

All are welcome, both potential sponsors and entrants, to pop by between 8pm and 9pm, start their weekend in style with a cocktail and hear why they should join one of the best events on the Laois social calendar.

Lyn Moloney and Steve Cronly are the experienced Laois Rose co-ordinators who take every entrant under a careful wing.

“We welcome any girls and their families who are interested to come along and find out what the Rose of Tralee is all about,” said Lyn.

“We also welcome sports clubs, societies and businesses who want to find out how to put forward their own  Laois Rose entrant. It is a great opportunity to raise their profile,” she said.

They welcome young women who want to take part but haven't found a sponsor, and likewise businesses interested in backing an entrant.

“In a way, we are matchmakers because often we find sponsors for girls and vice versa,” said Lyn.

“It’s a fun evening, there will be lots of stories told about the festival,” she said.

Also planning to be there is the reigning Laois Rose, the hardworking and fun farmer

Grainne Hogan from Camross who gave the country a lift by teaching Daithí to milk a cow on stage in Tralee.

This year’s Laois Rose selection night is at a new luxurious venue, Castle Durrow, on Good Friday, April 19.

The Leinster Express is proud media sponsor to the Laois Rose.

To find out more call Lyn at 083 4631611 or email her at

Does your sports club, community group or business have a Laois Rose waiting to shine?

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