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Comment #1508326 by Mary Cullinane

Mary Cullinane Aug 21st 2013, 1:52 PM #

As somebody who dipped in and out of the Rose of Tralee on tv the last two nights I can honestly take it or leave it but the truth is that it does appeal to a huge percentage of the population & I’d imagine that will be proved when the viewing figures come out & I think most people are forgetting that the actual rose selection is a very small part of the whole festival which goes on for almost a week and brings huge much needed revenue to Tralee. I know people who go there every year and apparently the whole town is alive with free concerts, various street shows, lots of entertainment for kids etc etc so well done to Tralee for making such a great effort every year. I think no matter what program is broadcast on tv there will always be a percentage of people who disagree. I have friends who think GAA is a total waste of time & can’t understand why it gets so much coverage during the Summer. I think we all need to have a little bit more tolerance & realise that just because we personally do not like a program that is not a reason why it shouldn’t be shown. Fair play to Tralee & all the other rural towns who make a huge effort to put on festivals etc to put their town on the map & bring in much welcome revenue.

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    Favourite Larry K
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    Aug 21st 2013, 1:57 PM

    The twitter feeds were priceless. Made for a very entertaining evening

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    Favourite The Green Monkey
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    Aug 21st 2013, 3:34 PM

    Could never understand how they can tell who is watching what, I know certain households have equipment to monitor what they are watching but is the correlation of the data really accurate, example: is someone in the household really going to watch porn if they think there is some guy with a clipboard monitoring events……..

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    Favourite Jonathan Keogh
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    Aug 21st 2013, 3:45 PM

    On behalf of those 1.2 million, I’d like to apologise in hope that it will never happen again

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    Favourite Eddie Barrett
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    Aug 21st 2013, 4:42 PM

    Well Jonathan,

    On behalf of the 1.2 million of happy viewers – can I assure you that we love it and 50% of the overall TV audience in the 26 Counties can’t be all that wrong ! Add on the 6 Counties and maybe it was edging towards TWO MILLION !
    Us Kerry people are so so proud of our Rose of Tralee Festival – 54 years of true Family entertainment and good fun.

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