The 12 Best Rose Of Tralee Moments Of All Time

Featuring bedroom stories, bucket dancing and fish slaps

Tralee Fish

Ah, The Rose Of Tralee. The best night of the year, for the internet at least. 

It's the gift that keeps on giving, year in, year out. And Saint Youtube has documented them all. 

How truly, truly lucky we are.

1. The Banana Song

How could we ever forgot this truly and bizarrely glorious moment of Irish national television?

2. The hip hop rose

In the same year, we had Dublin Rose, Siobheal Nic Eochaidh, wow us with her self-taught hip hop routine. However enthusiastic she was, she unfortunately left the country bemused, perplexed and a little stunned. 

But she did redeem herself years later. Fair play to her.

3. The prop-rose-al

2013 saw New Orleans Rose Molloy Gambel on stage with her boyfriend Kyle, and even though Daithí was wildly unsubtle with his exit off stage, she was totally surprised and utterly shocked when he got down on one knee and popped the question. 

So much so that she said 'no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no', until she finally said yes.

4. This brush and barrel dance fiasco

We'll just leave this here...


5. This surprise line-dancing set-up

The Texas Rose of 2012 teaches Daithi a little bit of line dancing to the tune of 'Cotton Eyed Joe'. And the whole country loses its life for a minute. 

The best part is definitely when the families line-dance down the aisles. Watch in full.

6. This wild bedroom story scenario with the Darwin Rose

Excellent, albeit wildly outlandish. 

7. The Philadephia rose showing us the best talent that there has ever been

Hint: Opt out of the talent section, kids. 

8. This gentle reminder that life is a catwalk


9. This shady move by the Monaghan Rose

On national television. We'd kill her.

10. Fish slap

August 2013 saw the 55th annual Rose of Tralee kick off – a cause for celebration.

How did he celebrate you ask? With a slap in the face. From a fish. 

11. This spot on sea creature impression

Skip to 1:47. And incase you has any doubt, this is #NSFW.

12. And even though this wasn't ACTUALLY part of the show...

...we thought it deserved a shoutout. 

Behold, the best video the internet has ever produced.

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