The New Orleans Rose returned to Portlaoise last week to toast her engagement with her new friends in Sally Garden’s Pub in Portlaoise.
Ms Gambel and her fiancee, Kyle Catlett who bravely proposed live on stage in the Dome in Tralee stopped by the pub on their way back to Dublin, before they flew back to the States.
Shauna showed the happy couple videos of the proposal on You Tube, some of which have more hits that clips of the winning Rose.
Sally Gardens have also received a certificate of recognition from the Mayor of New Orleans in honour of the gracious hospitality they showed Molly and her family during the Regional Festival.
“We just spoke highly of Portlaoise and Sally Garden’s. Every evening Molly’s mum, grandmother and I would come in here for a few drinks. We told everyone back home they would have to visit Portlaoise,” Kyle explains.
For full story and pics see this week’s Leinster Express.