Rose of Tralee 32 County Tour – Day 1 Kildare, Wicklow, Carlow

Maria Walsh began her tour of the 32 counties in Kildare at Rose of Tralee International Festival lead sponsor Newbridge Silverware. She also met up with Kildare Rose Katie O’Neill and the Kildare Rose Centre, visited pupils at St Mary’s Presentation School in Maynooth and local businesses. From there she went on to Baltinglass in Wicklow where she joined the Wicklow Rose Gillian de Burca, visited a local secondary school and launched the Search for a Wicklow Rose. Maria then spent the evening in Carlow at the Dolmen Hotel for dinner with the general manager after launching the Search for a Carlow Rose.

Waking up this morning in Kildare and getting a chance to hang out with Katie was wonderful. Heading to Wicklow right after to see the Gillian was beyond fun. Spending the evening with Miriam in Carlow and meeting young women who are eager to be apart of our family….was fantastic. Lucky to have friends wherever I go. And now off to the cot because I get to see more of my Rose family tomorrow! Maria x

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