Venue Hire Agreement signed for one year.
Friday, 20 May 2022: Munster Technological University and the Rose of Tralee International Festival are pleased to announce that a number of events for this year’s festival will take place at MTU’s Kerry Sports Academy. The venue at MTU’s North Campus in Tralee will be hired out by the festival for events from Friday 19th to Tuesday 23rd August, including the live televised shows to be broadcast on RTE on the Monday and Tuesday evenings, 22nd and 23rd August.
Announcing the one-year venue hire agreement in Kerry today, MTU President Prof. Maggie Cusack commented:
“The Kerry Sports Academy is a state-of-the-art facility and an asset to Tralee and the surrounding region. This is an opportunity to showcase our fantastic venue for a major event that is of such significance to Tralee. MTU has a statutory function to develop and promote strong social and cultural links with the communities in which it is located, and in doing so to respect the diversity of values, beliefs and traditions in Irish society. This was taken into consideration by MTU in agreeing to the venue hire, as was the importance of being inclusive of the festival contestants themselves, and all those for whom the festival is so special.
CEO of the Rose of Tralee, Anthony O’Gara, welcomed the venue announcement saying: “We are delighted that the Rose of Tralee International Festival will be broadcast live from Kerry Sports Academy this year, particularly as the festival was cancelled for the last two years due to the pandemic. This year we are looking forward to welcoming our roses back to Tralee and celebrating together with a five-day festival beginning on Friday August 19th and culminating in the selection of the 2022 International Rose of Tralee live on Tuesday 23rd August.”