The people Donegal will be cheering on our Rose tonight as Amy Callaghan meets Dáithí Ó Sé in the dome.

The first part of the 58th Rose of Tralee selection event begins today (Monday) in the famous dome of Tralee in Co. Kerry.

Letterkenny woman Amy Callaghan will be facing her all-important interview along with 17 other Roses.

Friends, family and supporters of Amy’s will be able to see her representing the county and sharing her story and talents with the audience. The show begins on RTE One from 8pm.

Amy Callaghan – Donegal Rose 2017

Talented dancer Amy is a graduate of Ulster University and dreams of travelling the world with the world-renowned Cirque du Soleil.

She has been a strong advocate for local mental health charities Jigsaw and Pieta House during her campaign before the festival and has been using her profile to fundraise and promote the charities.

Supporters from abroad can also tune in to the selection night as the 2017 Rose of Tralee will be available to watch for free, live and on-demand, from anywhere in the world with RTÉ Player via

In no particular order, the Roses who will appear on Monday night are Donegal, Yorkshire, Armagh, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Offaly, Cork, San Francisco, South Carolina, London, Fermanagh, Kentucky, Chicago, Limerick, Toronto, Louth, Darwin and Westmeath.

The 2017 Rose Escort of the Year will be announced tonight.

Dáithí Ó Sé will interview a further 14 Roses on Tuesday 22nd August before announcing who has been chosen as the 2017 Rose of Tralee later that night.

Tuesday night’s show will feature Roses representing New Zealand, Florida, Kerry, Dublin, Southern California, Texas, Waterford, Galway, Abu Dhabi, Sydney, Kildare, Down, Western Canada and Germany.

Chicago Rose, Maggie McEldowney, will be passing on the crown in the live finale tomorrow.

Best of luck to Amy!