Monthly Archives: January 2015

Rose of Tralee 32 County Tour – Day 14 Louth, Meath

The last day of Maria’s round Ireland tour! She finished off in style in Louth where she met up with Louth Rose Ciara Soroghan and visited the Carlingford Adventure Centre. In Meath she was guest of Meath Rose Sinead O’Sullivan who took her to visit Drumree GAA as well as a few selfies with local children.

Thank you to everyone who came along to see Maria on her tour, and especially to all those businesses and schools who made her feel so welcome on the way. A huge thank you to all our Rose Centres and their Roses who made the trip possible for Maria and organised so many visits and adventures for her. The search for 2015 Roses started with you!

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Rose of Tralee 32 County Tour – Day 11 Tyrone, Derry

On Day 11 of her round the island tour, Maria was in Tyrone where she visited local schools and Tyrone Rose Centre sponsors with Tyrone Rose Sinead Taggart, got to sing songs from Frozen at All Saints Primary Omagh and visit the Garden of Remembrance. Then it was on to Derry where she met up with Derry Rose Katie Dobson to visit St Patrick’s and St Brigid’s College, walkabout around Derry City Centre and Richmond Shopping Centre and spent the evening in the White Horse Hotel.

A Visit to Stevie King @ Q101.2 for a wee Radio Interview

Maria Changing Jobs for the day Mrs Briege Day introducing our Roses Popped on for a Glass of Champers in Sallys - Sinead's Sponsor Some quiet reflection at the Garden of Rememberance in Omagh Staff at All Saints Primary Tattysallagh outside Omagh The 1st Lady of Clanabogan Mary popped along to meet the Roses The 2030 Rose of Tralee & Escort of the Year There were Roses

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Rose of Tralee 32 County Tour – Day 10 Sligo, Donegal

Maria spent the morning in Sligo as guest of the Sligo Rose Centre and Rose Irene Hennessey where she got a tour of Lissadell House and a visit to excited children at Sooey National School where Irene is a former pupil. It was then on to Donegal for the afternoon to meet Donegal Rose Tamara Payne at the Nesbitt Arms Hotel, a visit to local Donegal Rose Centre sponsors in Ballybofey and Letterkenny.

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Rose of Tralee 32 County Tour – Day 9 Cavan, Fermanagh

As her part of the round the island tour Maria was in Cavan with Cavan Rose Laura Galligan where they visited local schools and businesses to publicise their search for the 2015 Cavan Rose. Then it was on to Fermanagh as guest of Fermanagh Rose Dearbhla McManus where Maria was given a tour of local schools and Fermanagh Rose Centre supporters.














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Rose of Tralee 32 County Tour – Day 8 Leitrim, Longford

Maria met up with Leitrim Rose Zara Healy to visit the school where Zara was a pupil and where her mum in Principal. She also visited local businesses, including The Hive Business Centre and Bush Hotel to launch Leitrim’s Search for a Rose. She then travelled to Longford as guest of Longford Rose Kathleen Mahon where they visited St Therese’s National School.

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Rose of Tralee 32 County Tour – Day 7 Roscommon, Mayo

Maria helped launched the search for a Rose with Roscommon Rose Jacqui Dowd at the Abbey Hotel and then onto Mayo where she met Minister for Tourism & Sport Michael Ring and helped the Marie Keating Foundation raise funds for their Powering Kindness #poweringkindness campaign

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Rose of Tralee 32 County Tour – Day 6 Galway, Westmeath, Offaly

Maria spent the morning in Galway with Galway Rose Nicola Corcoran at the Clayton Hotel and a radio interview with Galway Rose Selection host Ollie Turner. From there she dropped into Westmeath to spend time in the town with Westmeath Rose Katie Murphy before heading on to the Bridge House in Offaly for the launch of the Search for an Offaly Rose, where she met Rose entrants and Rose Buds.

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Rose of Tralee 32 County Tour – Day 5 Tipperary, Limerick, Clare

Maria spent the morning at the Annerbrook Hotel in Thurles with Tipperary Rose Lauren Walsh, before heading to Limerick to meet Limerick Rose Dawn Ryan at the Radisson Blu Hotel, the Crescent Shopping Centre, George Boutique and an interview with 2013 Limerick Rose Suzanne O’Brien on Live FM. She then spent the evening in Ennis at Dromoland Castle Hotel with Clare Rose Joanne O’Gorman.

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