The story of The Rose of Tralee

The Rose of Tralee

A warm and welcoming venue for the first function for the Roses - an informal evening at Waxy O'Shea's

A group of local girls showed their dancing prowess

Are you sure this is the place?

Of course it's not cold out in Invercargill!

Ready to be announced

Charmaine arriving inside Waxy's

Elizabeth being greeted by the locals

Ashley making her entrance

The escorts begin to get an inkling of what they're in for!

The Roses wait to meet their escorts

Peeling potatoes was a challenge for the escorts

The escorts were presented to the Roses in turn ...

... escorted them to their table ...

... from where they watched the others

There was a chance to sit down and have a chat

Lisa and Elizabeth got to know each other

Kimberley, Anna, and Karen caught up with some supporters

Nicole and Ashley sold raffle tickets

Charmaine, Elizabeth and Laura got to know each other

For the escorts pouring a pint of Guinness was both a new experience and a challenge

but the results looked promising

The Roses and Escorts hit the dancefloor