Search is on to find a Kildare Rose among Lilies

Plans are afoot for this year’s Kildare Rose 2013 competition, which promises to be bigger and better than ever.

Plans are afoot for this year’s Kildare Rose 2013 competition, which promises to be bigger and better than ever.

Newly -appointed organiser Caroline Hutchinson, well known in the horse racing community, has been newly appointed as organiser of the Kildare Rose selection.

The Osprey Hotel in Naas has come on board as a main sponsor, and the Leinster Leader will be a media partner for the event.

This year, it is planned to hold the Kildare Rose selection night during Punchestown week.

The girl who is selected as the Kildare Rose for 2013 will go on to represent the county at the regional finals in Portlaoise, with a chance of going on and winning a place at the International Rose of Tralee competition this autumn.

Full details of how to enter this year’s Kildare Rose competition, along with other exciting news about this year’s pageant, will be announced over the coming weeks.

- Laura Coates