Rosy to tour of the town

The Rose of Tralee, Maria Walsh will be in town next week to launch the search for the 2015 Laois Rose.

The Rose of Tralee, Maria Walsh will be in town next week to launch the search for the 2015 Laois Rose.

The Philadelphia Rose will do a whirlwind tour of the county, attending the Portlaoise Heritage Hotel on Tuesday night for the launch of this year’s Laois Rose.

While on Wednesday morning, Maria will attend the shopping centre at 9am, before making her way to Kolbe Special School and finally to Ballard Lodge Nurse Home.

Maria is no stranger to Portlaoise, having represented Philapdelphia in the Regional Finals in the Heritage Hotel, last June, before being selected for the Dome.

The search will then begin in earnest for the next girl who will bear the Laois Rose sash at the Regional Finals, taking over the role from Teresa Maria Brennan.

The Barrowhouse school teacher was one of the bookies favourites in the Dome.