Kathryn Thomas is joining the Rose of Tralee!
After months of speculation, it has been confirmed by RTÉ, that Kathryn will join Dàithí Ó Sé to co-host this year’s festivities.
The 62nd Rose of Tralee International Festival returns on Friday, August 18 until Tuesday, August 22, and will make history as the first time two people have hosted the competition.
“I’m honoured and so excited to join Daithí and the team as co-host of this year’s Rose of Tralee,” Kathryn said about joining the iconic festival.
“The Festival has such an incredible legacy in Ireland and all around the world – no better way to celebrate such incredible women.”
“I’ve grown up watching it each year, so it’s very special to get the opportunity to present alongside Daithí. I can’t wait to get started. Tralee here we come!”
While her new co-host Dáithí is thrilled to be a part of a team, saying: “I’m over the moon to be back presenting the Rose of Tralee for another year, and to welcome my wonderful new co-host Kathryn to the Rose of Tralee family!”
“Kathryn and I have known and worked with each other for over two decades, so no doubt that there’s plenty of craic in store. We can’t wait to meet this year’s incredible 32 Roses, and make our way to Tralee. Seo linn!”
Here’s wishing her the best of luck.