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Briana Apgar being greeted by the Kerry County Council in Tralee, Ireland, at their Civic Reception for the Roses.

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The Irish ‘Rose’ of Burke

Briana Apgar shares her experiences as the 2012 Washington Rose.

The Rose of Tralee Festival is celebrated in Irish communities worldwide. Each Rose Centre selects a female with Irish heritage between the ages of 18-27 as their “Rose,” who will serve as a role model and ambassador for their community at the international festival in Ireland, where one international Rose of Tralee is selected.

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