It's that time of year again when 32 ladies come from all over the world to a small town in Kerry to have the chats with Dáithí Ó Sé, perhaps do a spot of Irish dancing (or even hoop acrobatics), and definitely DO NOT discuss their political views because how dare they.
As usual there was the mix of hi-jinx and banter you'd expect on your typical Rose of Tralee from Daithi eating raw onions to an impressive limbo and even a jive with Derek Ryan, but as is often the case in recent years, the running commentary on Twitter was where the real comedy gold could be found.
Here are nine of the best tweets...
The Ultimate Rose
"My father is a leprechaun and my mother is a pint of Guinness. I was born in a ring fort and love the taste of turf..." #Roseoftralee
— Jimmy Casey (@jimmyendless) August 21, 2017
Whoever is behind Today FM's Twitter account, we feel you.
•Likes long walks to the fridge
•Can eat a pizza in 7 mins
•Owns a plant
•Can sleep for 3 days
- My achievements if I was on #RoseOfTralee
— Today FM (@TodayFM) August 21, 2017
Big shout out the the sniper in the rafters ready to take out the first rose to mention abortion or show her mickey #RoseOfTralee
— Mallow News (@MallowNews) August 21, 2017
Poor aul always-the-bridesmaid Mayo.
#Roseoftralee if there is a Mayo rose in this...it'll probably end in draw.
— Martin Doherty (@MartinDoherty3) August 21, 2017
Daithí is truly the personification of the word "shteak" #RoseofTralee
— ⭐ amy o'connor ⭐ (@amyohconnor) August 21, 2017
There's baffled foreigners in hotel rooms shocked, confused and putting what they're seeing on the telly down to jet-lag. #RoseOfTralee
— Dustin The Turkey (@DustinOfficial) August 21, 2017
Wait... that doesn't happen?
The only thing missing from the #RoseOfTralee is an auction at the end where the lovely girls are sold off to lonely farmers.
— martinmcmahon (@williamhboney1) August 21, 2017
I wonder does it take long to capture Dotti from the wild every year and have him relearn English? #Roseoftralee
— rob&dave kearney (@boringkearney) August 21, 2017
Sound Wimmin has our vote.
"A Modest Prop-Rose-al."
— Ciara (@Ciaraioch) August 21, 2017
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