Newbridge Silverware have stepped down, after more than a decade of Sponsorship of the Rose of Tralee Festival.
Quick of the mark and now taking their place, come the new lead sponsor; Tipperary Crystal, whose current owner is businessman Robbie Scanlan of Allied Imports and who took over the company back in 2011.
‘Tipperary Crystal’, today an Irish design legend, has over the years become synonymous with excellent quality, high-end design.
The firm now produces a very fine range of fine jewellery and intend to launch an even bigger collection in July 1916. Same will arrive just in time to deck out all contestants in the 2016 Rose Festival, one of whom will be the very lovely, Thurles native Miss Fiona O’Sullivan, daughter of Liz and Declan O’Sullivan from Loughlahan, Thurles.
Miss O’Sullivan was already selected from 22 other beauties from across Co. Tipperary and who will now go forward to represent Tipperary in stage two of three processes, in the all new expanded Tralee festival this August.
Mr Scanlan has stated that, “Tipperary Crystal and the Rose of Tralee are both iconic Irish brands that have a real and tangible sense of modern Ireland.” However, he is keeping the design of the new Rose of Tralee tiara ‘under his hat’, until August next.