Take a chance on an adventure of a lifetime! The 2020 Ohio Rose will be selected in February and receive an all-expense paid trip to Ireland for the Rose of Tralee International Festival. She will also make friends from around the world and represent Ohio as an ambassador of Irish Heritage for one full year. The Rose of Tralee is a celebration of Irish Heritage and culture, as well as a celebration of what it means to be a young, Irish woman within your community.
What is the Ohio Rose Selection process?
Over the course of two weekends, women between the ages of 18-28 will take part in the selection process. The schedule includes an orientation and tour on the first weekend, where we travel around the Cleveland-area, get to know you and form friendships among the new applicants and past Roses. It’s a great way to make friends and network. The second weekend includes interviews, a cocktail party, and our BIG event: the 2020 Ohio Rose Selection Celebration! The Ohio Rose Selection Celebration is open to family and friends to attend with the purchase of a ticket. Rose Applicants will be interviewed on stage and the announcement will be made of the 2020 Ohio Rose, who will travel to Ireland in August for the Festival!
How to apply?
Check out our Application Page for the steps to apply. Applications are due December 31st, 2019.
Two amazing weekends culminated in the announcement of 2019 Ohio Rose Danielle Goebel. Danielle will represent Ohio at the 2019 Rose of Tralee International Festival in Ireland this August.
When asked about the upcoming year, Danielle said that she wanted “to make the most of this opportunity,” and she hopes to “make an impact in people’s lives.”
Danielle was chosen among many outstanding women from Ohio. The 2019 Ohio Rose applicants came from diverse cities and backgrounds. From Cleveland to Marietta, Ohio’s proud Irish-American women continue to push the boundaries in leadership, community outreach and philanthropy. Read the 2019 Ohio Rose applicant bios.
Our 2019 Ohio Rose Celebration kicks off on Saturday, February 9th, when the Ohio Rose Applicants meet each other at orientation and then depart for a bus tour. We welcome family and friends to visit the Ohio Rose Applicants on tour at P.J. McIntyre’s Irish Pub from 5:15 – 6:45 p.m on Saturday, February 9th. Read the Applicants’ Full Bios here.