"She was lovely and fair as the rose of the summer
But 'twas not her beauty alone that won me
Oh no was the truth in her eyes ever dawning
That made me love Mary, the Rose of Tralee"
The signal of the end of summer as far back as we remember, the Rose of Tralee is either a proud Irish tradition or an out of date, sexist beauty pageant, depending on who you're talking to.
But sure lookit, doesn't it provide a whole 48 hours of pure genius tweets? Yes, yes it does.
Here's 11 of the very best from tonight...
The only thing missing from the #RoseOfTralee is an auction at the end where the lovely girls are sold off to lonely farmers.
— martinmcmahon (@williamhboney1) August 21, 2017
— Rosalind. (@rosalindcaragh) August 21, 2017
— Pauline Murphy (@RealPMurphy) August 21, 2017
Lovely intro by the Garda Band. If you're looking for the whistleblower, he was arrested just before the show started #roseoftralee
— Mallow News (@MallowNews) August 21, 2017
— The Brand Geeks (@thebrandgeeks) August 21, 2017
— Deric Ó hArtagáinTV (@deric_tv) August 21, 2017
— Laura (@ElleEmSee) August 21, 2017
— Seán Higgins (@moodlylongface) August 21, 2017
— Kenibells (@kenibyk) August 21, 2017
Donegal Rose has a photo with Daniel O'Donnell. Right, that's the list checked off and it's not even 9 o'clock. #RoseOfTralee
— Richard Chambers (@newschambers) August 21, 2017
And of course...
— Father Ted Quote of the Day (@FrTedQOTD) August 21, 2017
Keep 'em coming guys...