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Video: Dáithí Ó Sé gets James Bond landing for launch of Rose Of Tralee 2017

Cheers and celebrations started early on Tuesday morning at Malahide Castle as Dáithí Ó Sé introduced 64 hopeful Roses to begin the 2017 Rose of Tralee International Festival.

The Rose of Tralee International Festival runs from August 16-22.

Roses from each county in Ireland, plus those from overseas, are preparing for the annual Rose selection, which takes place over two nights from Monday, August 21 - Tuesday, August 22.

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