The International Rose of Tralee

The 2014-15 International Rose of Tralee is Philadelphia Rose Maria Walsh.

In her profile she says:

"I am 27 years old and a native of Boston, Massachusetts but moved to the south Mayo village of Shrule in 1994. My family will celebrate our 20th anniversary this year in Shrule! My father Vincent is from Carravilla Roundfort Co. Mayo but lived in Boston for a number of years. My mother, similar to me, was born in Boston but moved to Leitir Mor in Connemara when she was seven and returned to Boston in her early twenties. I have three siblings, all dotted across the globe. Kevin currently lives in Los Angeles, Eileen lives in Perth and Michael who lives in Galway.

I studied Journalism and Visual Media in Griffith College Dublin and graduated in 2009. I ventured to the Big Apple in early 2010 before heading to Philadelphia in late 2011. I am a Studio Manager for Anthropologie, a clothing and lifestyle brand. I am an avid Gaelic player and supporter and play with the Notre Dames here in Philadelphia.

I am also a Pioneer and a member of the Glencorrib Center since I was twelve. I volunteered for many years with the Pioneer Association and No Name Club, two organizations that focus on the development of our young people.


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The Rose of Tralee in New Zealand is at