Rose of Tralee in tweets: ‘We’ve reached peak Ireland people’
Dara O Briain: ‘Overdose of Irishness. Why don’t they show the Toy Show this week as well?’
Show-stealer: Carlow Rose Shauna Ray Lacey with her mother, Angela Ray. Photograph: Domnick Walsh
The first live final of the Rose of Tralee 2018 took place last night with the expected talents of singing and dancing and the unexpected sights of fireman-lifting, puppet-making, cow-milking and Pope Daithí. These are 10 of the best tweets about last night’s show.
The show was stolen by the Carlow Rose, Shauna Ray Lacey. As well as being the first mother to reach the live final, Lacey spoke openly about her parents’ heroin addiction.
I think they’ll have to move the Hurling final back to September. Having it, then two nights of the Rose of Tralee, feels like an overdose of Irishness.— Dara Ó Briain (@daraobriain) August 20, 2018
And then the Pope arrives. Why don’t they show the Toy Show as well this week and kill everyone off?
*me when I'm not watching the Rose of Tralee* this show is just ridiculous— Nessa (@nessadinneen) August 20, 2018
*me when I am watching the Rose of Tralee* idk why but I could definitely win this??
Up for the Match, The Rose of Tralee and the Pope visiting. For some poor aul culchies this is the greatest week of the millennium so far— Dodge (@seidodge) August 18, 2018
The Rose of Tralee. Pope’s on the way, and the whole of Limerick is on the lash.— Keith Walsh (@KeithWalsh2fm) August 20, 2018
We’ve reached peak Ireland people.
The Waterford Rose, Kirsten Mate Maher, was the first contestant of African-Irish descent; she impressed the audience with her rendition of Feeling Good.