The live finals of the Rose of Tralee gets underway this evening.

32 out of the 57 Roses will compete in the televised finals over tonight and tomorrow night, live from the Dome, with more than one million viewers expected to tune in into RTE One over the two nights.

The first 18 Roses are preparing to take to the stage this evening to be interviewed by host Daithi O'Sé.

The Abu Dhabi Rose Sara Kate Mangan from Doohoma in north Mayo and the Leitrim Rose Imelda Scally from Loughglynn in Co Roscommon will both be interviewed tonight, while tomorrow night will see the turn of Mayo Rose Rachel Gibbons from Hollymount and the Galway Rose Deirdre O'Sullivan.

Three of this year's Roses are from Mayo, as Lori Gavin from Islandeady is representing Kentucky.

Lori is Operations Manager with Portwest USA and lives in Kentucky.

However, she didn't qualify for the televised finals.


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