The search is on for the 2019 Laois Rose of Tralee and as local media sponsor, the Leinster Express is proud to introduce some of the hopefuls so far.
Mellissa Glancy is an Irish dancer from Luggacurren. She is 25 and works as a commercial sales support coordinator for O’Brien Fine foods Brady Family Ham. She has won over 16 All Ireland Irish Dancing Championships.
Sarah Bergin is a 21-year-old student nurse from Clonad. She is studying and living in Galway and is passionate about spreading awareness for mental health support.
Seoda Fitzgerald from Cherrygarth in Portlaoise has Kerry roots as her dad is from Dingle so she is no stranger to Tralee! She is a teacher in Maryborough NS in Portlaoise and primary teaching is her passion.
Oonagh Hoey is a 22-year-old yoga teacher from Portarlington. She loves to travel and help out with charity work. Ever since she was a little girl she has wanted to be the Rose of Tralee!
Mckayla Mulhall is 23 years old and from Mountrath. She is a hairstylist and is a former finalist in Miss Limerick where she met her role model Celia Holman Lee.
Chloe Tobin Bergin is 20 years old and a full-time bioscience student in the Institute of Technology Carlow. When she’s not studying she is also a qualified free-lance makeup artist and is learning sign language.
Sarah Palmer is 28 years old and is a well-known beautician with her own salon in Abbeyleix. She loves dancing, pilates, yoga and making people feel amazing when they leave her salon!
Chloe McEvoy is the first Laois Rose hopeful with Down Syndrome. She loves going to concerts and doing her hair, makeup and nails. Read more about Chloe on page 37.
To apply to be the Laois Rose contact Lyn Moloney 0834631611 or email email@example.com or Laois Rose Centre on Facebook.