The Rose Tour 2007
Rose Tour 2007 will commence in Dublin where all thirty one International Festival Roses will enjoy an unforgettable journey from Dublin to the Midlands and Shannon regions. Home for the Roses in Dublin will be the Lynch Green Isle Hotel & Spa ideally located at the gateway to Dublin. After a jam-packed visit around Dublin, including visits to RTÉ, Clontarf Castle, Dublin Zoo and the Guinness Storehouse the Roses will depart for the Lake County of Westmeath on Wednesday 15th August.
Enroute to Westmeath the Roses will stop off at Newbridge, Co Kildare for some colourful entertainment and a tour of the Newbridge Silverware workshops and visitor centre, lead sponsor of the Rose of Tralee International Festival. Countryside on the picturesque shores
Home to the Roses on Wednesday night is The Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone. Beautifully situated on the tranquil shores of Lough Ree with fabulous view over the lake and surrounding countryside, it is a haven of tranquility in the heart of the Midlands. Highlights will include a boating trip on Lough Ree and hot air balloon trip.
The tour will continue on to the Shannon region on Thursday taking in the spectacular scenery at the Cliffs of Moher before reaching its home in Limerick city – the new Lynch George Hotel.
Entertainment will be provided at Bunratty Castle on Thursday night where the Roses will recapture the lifestyle of medieval Ireland through the medieval Banquet and the songs of the world renowned Bunratty singers.
Before arriving in Tralee on Friday afternoon the Roses will visit the Foynes Flying Boat Museum which recalls the era from 1939 to 1945 when Foynes was the centre of the aviation world for air traffic between the US and Europe.
As the Rose Tour comes to an end the Roses will have memories of this fantastic journey to last a lifetime; memories to be shared with families and friends of the wonderful places they visited.