Movies & TV | 4 weeks ago
Rose of Tralee contestant receives rave reviews for an important reason
Some hilarious tweets here.

It's that time of year again.

Every year, people give out about The Rose of Tralee and yet every year, it's always a much-talked (and tweeted) about programme.

As kids, it signalled the start of the last week before heading back to school and even as adults, it's a sure sign that summer is almost over.

Last year's opening night was a huge talking point, the stage was stormed by a Fathers4Justice protestor and this year, there's one contestant who has already made an impact with people watching at home.

During her chat with presenterDáithí Ó Sé, the Fermanagh Rose, Stephanie Maguire, used this time to discuss domestic violence in Ireland and highlight the hugely important work done by Women's Aid.

Unsurprisingly, this was appreciated by people watching at home with many social media users taking to Twitter to praise Stephanie for bringing up an issue that many people in Ireland can empathise with.




Stephanie was also surprised on stage by Derek Ryan, a country and western singer whom she's a massive fan of and viewers loved it.



Although it's only night one, it seems that Stephanie is emerging as an early favourite.


Main image via Twitter: Rose of Tralee


While you're here...

Why not hit play on the video below to let funnyman Fred Cooke woo you with his sexy French accent, Dara Dynamite ditches the Speedos to become a Kingsman, Mayo band Flat Out put the woe of the All-Ireland Final behind them to perform the Magic Cover and Justine Stafford takes to the streets to find a date for the Debs.

We also caught up with the cast of Kingmsan: The Golden Circle – Taron Egerton and Mark Strong – as well as the stars of new Irish film Maze – Barry Ward and Nidge himself, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor (and his wonderful hat).

It's all jam-packed into this week's episode of The JOE Show, so what are you waiting for?

Check it out right here...

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