It's almost time for Ireland's annual lovely girls competition as the 60th Rose of Tralee festival soon gets underway down in Kerry. Dáithí Ó Sé is of course on hosting duties once more for what will be his tenth year in a row and we have the photos to prove it.

Himself and the 32 Roses all gathered today at Castletown House, Kildare for the obligatory annual photo shoot today.

Rose of TraleeThe running away from the girls shot has been replaced with cycling away. Very 2019.


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Rose of TraleeHere comes the girls...


Rose of TraleeJazz hands!


Rose of TraleeA lamb. Sure why not.


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Rose of TraleeDoggies!


Rose of TraleeCute kid (Roses are allowed be mammies these days, it's all very modren.)


Rose of TraleeHimself.


Rose of TraleeA cake to celebrate the amount of Roses who will sing Caledonia.


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Rose of TraleeÓ Sé. Dáithí Ó Sé.

The 32 Roses who make it to the TV broadcast will represent Ireland, Britain, United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, mainland Europe and the Middle East.

Catch the Rose of Tralee on RTÉ One at 8pm on Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th August.