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Rose of Tralee

Rose of Tralee 2017

Tuesday is Rose Race Day at the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium

Go Racing with the 2017 Roses, their Escorts & the reigning Rose of Tralee, Maggie McEldowney this Tuesday 15th August. 

Admission 
Adult admission is €10, including a race programme
Family Ticket for 2 adults and 2 kids is just €15

Restaurant & Group Packages available

Click here to book your Restaurant or Group Package now

When?!
 August 15th 

Pictured at the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium are L-R Declan Dowling Stadium Manager, Rose Bud Cliodhna McElligott from Lixnaw, Kerry Rose Breda O'Mahony from Rathmore & Rose Bud Caoimhe O'Mahony from Millstreet with greyhound pups.


Whats happening?!

  • 10 Greyhound Races
  • Face painting, bouncy castle, cartoon characters like Anna, Elsa, Chase, Mickey & Minnie 
  • Live Music After Racing
  • Best Dressed Lady competition - Winner will receive a €150 voucher from Jasmine Boutique, plus runner-up prizes
  • Chance to win tickets to the Rose Ball


Doors Open at 5.30pm
First Race at 6.58pm
Come early to avoid disappointment.

We will have all the 2017 Roses and Escorts meeting each other for the first time, here at the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium on Tuesday evening August 15th. The first of ten races goes off at 6.58 with gates open at 5.30 pm. This will be a fun filled family evening with face painting, bouncy castle, cartoon characters like Anna, Elsa, Chase, Mickey & Minnie and the first chance to meet the 2017 Roses up close for autographs and Selfies.

We will also have the reigning Rose of Tralee Maggie McEldowney here to make the presentation to the winner of the 2017 Speedrite Dog Food Rose of Tralee Final which will be the feature race in a ten race program.

We will also have music after racing til late plus a chance to win a pair of much sought after tickets to the Rose Ball in the Dome on Friday August 18th.

Restaurant Packages available,contact sales@igb.ie or call us on 061 448 080 to book.

Tralee is the place to be from Tuesday 15th to Tuesday 22nd August 2017 for the Rose of Tralee International Festival - see you there!

In 2015 Declan Dowling, our Sales, Commercial & Operations Manager chatted with the 2014 Rose of Tralee, Maria Walsh, about what makes Tralee & the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium the perfect spot for visiting tourists. 

Video courtesy of the Rose Hotel, Tralee

Proud Sponsors of the Rose of Tralee

The Kingdom Greyhound Stadium is proud to sponsor and support the Rose of Tralee Festival. 

The Rose of Tralee International Festival is one of Ireland's largest and longest running festivals, celebrating 58 years in 2017. The heart of the festival is the selection of the Rose of Tralee which brings young women of Irish descent from around the world to County Kerry, Ireland for a global celebration of Irish culture. The festival also includes street entertainment, carnival, live concerts, theatre, circus, markets, funfair, fireworks and Rose Parades. 

For more info on the Rose of Tralee, please click here