Texas Rose - Arden Stringer
Hi y’all! My name is Arden Stringer. I am 29 years old and was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. After receiving my MA in Writing in Boston, I went on to attend Ballymaloe Cookery School in 2017 and I’ve been working in the food industry, honing my skills at fine restaurants and bakeries since. I found Food Styling three years ago and have loved the fast-paced, creative nature of it. Since becoming the Texas Rose, my parents have sold our childhood home in Dallas and taken up residence in Galway. It’s been a long-time family dream to reverse what our ancestors did and come back across the pond. Recently, I’ve gone back to writing, combining it with my culinary expertise, and my ambition is to one day take that work over to Ireland and join my folks. Or perhaps open a wedding cake business, who knows! I pride myself on my connection with my family, my work ethic, my warm personality, and my desire to forever be a student of life. I’m delighted to take part in this year’s…
Roscommon - Bernie Ryan
Hi, my name is Bernie Ryan and I am delighted to be representing my home county as this year’s Roscommon Rose. I am a native of Roscommon Town, but currently work as a Nurse Manager in Critical Care - HDU in the Mater hospital, Dublin. During the pandemic, I worked in the Mater’s ICU and completed both my Graduate Diploma and Masters in Critical Care. Last year, I had the privilege of working alongside the Organ Donation Transplant Ireland team. I am very passionate about this organisation and love to promote awareness around organ donation and end of life care. I enjoy Gaelic football and have represented my county at the underage level with Roscommon Gaels. Running is another of my hobbies, and I have completed three of the six World Major Marathons. I've had the opportunity to fundraise for various charities across Ireland through running events, and I intend to continue doing so in future events. I enjoy travelling and have visited five continents. On my travels I have had the…
Florida - Rose Waldeck
Hello from the sunshine state! My name is Jennifer Rose Waldeck, and I am from Orlando, FL. I pursued my lifelong creative passion and graduated with my Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design from Parsons in New York City and am currently pursuing my Masters in Arts. Always ambitious, I am working my dream job as a product designer for The Walt Disney Company. I design accessories that help bring magic to our guests, including everything from jewellery to ears. Outside of work I enjoy furthering my knowledge of art history, travelling to new places, spending time with my puppy, and designing my own clothing, especially to wear to the Disney parks with friends. My passion for helping others always keeps me active with a variety of organisations, including those focused on empowering women. Having been involved with the Rose since 2014 as a Junior Rose, I’m honoured to be representing the Florida Centre.
Philadelphia - Tara Ryan
Hello Tralee! My name is Tara Ryan and I am a 24-year-old Philadelphia native. I first joined the Rose community as a Rose Bud in 2007 and I am so excited to be back in Ireland and have the chance to represent Philadelphia in this year's Festival. I recently graduated with my Masters in Public Relations & Sports Media from Syracuse University and am currently doing Sports Marketing for two large International companies. As a lifelong athlete and a woman in the sports industry, I have a passion for fighting for young girls to not only be included in sports but for those girls to know that they belong in sport. My dad is from Portarlington, Laois where his nine siblings and dozens of my cousins/BFFs still reside. My mom's family is from Ballina, Mayo where I got to visit my family just this fall. Throughout history, my family has taken great pride in representing Ireland. From my Great-Grandfather in the 1916 Easter Rising to my brother, Shane, on the Irish National Team at the…
Ohio - Sarah Mc Inerney
My name is Sarah Mc Inerney, and I am a 30-year-old Clare woman proud to represent my adopted home state of Ohio. Born and raised in Newmarket on Fergus, I pursued Undergraduate and Postgraduate Degrees in Zoology and Education at NUIG. Since then, I've travelled throughout Europe, Africa, and Central America, and I've worn many hats along the way, including secondary math and science teacher, conservation scientist and educator, falconer, and so on. This passion for conservation, travel, science, and sustainability led me to Cleveland, Ohio, in 2017 to complete my PhD in Integrated Bioscience with a focus on Biomimicry, an interdisciplinary practise that mimics natural strategies to create more sustainable solutions. Since completing my doctorate, I've worked as the programme manager for an accelerator programme that helps the world's most promising nature-inspired entrepreneurs addressing humanity's most pressing environmental and social challenges. Outside of work I am very active,…
Kildare - Ashleigh Byrne
My name is Ashleigh Byrne. I'm a 26-year-old artist who was born and bred in the bog lands of Kildare, on a beautiful rural road just outside of Newbridge. At times I venture out to the heather and gorse to work on film sets or teach art classes. You may also find me making the odd cup of coffee. I studied Sculpture and Combined Media in LSAD and my goals as a graduate are to gather as much experience and knowledge in the creative workforce as possible. I am a big believer in the art of storytelling and One day I wish to harness my skills to tell the stories that our little island has to offer. In Kildare, our land is full of rich history and our spirit bright. It is a deep honour to be chosen to represent County Kildare, and I thoroughly look forward to bringing Kildare’s Spirit to Tralee.
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Street Market 2022
The streets of Tralee fill with both traditional food, craft and artisan food producers from over 50 stalls throughout the festival with something for everyone. A wonderful way to spend a few hours browsing, chatting and enjoying the sights, sounds and wonderful smells from our food stalls.
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Daily - Adventure the Festival - Wild Atlantic Way
Are you a Great Escaper and wish to enjoy all that Tralee and Kerry has to offer along the stunning Wild Atlantic Way route? then why not come visit us here in wonderful Vale of Tralee and by day experience all we have to offer from Walking, Cycling, Climbing, Surfing, Angling, House trekking and much more. Are you a Great Escaper and wish to enjoy all that Tralee and Kerry has to offer along the stunning Wild Atlantic Way route? then why not come visit us here in wonderful Vale of Tralee and by day experience all we have to offer from Walking, Cycling, Climbing, Surfing, Angling, House trekking and much more. Then at night enjoy all Tralee has to offer and enjoy the sights and sounds of Tralee and no more than during Festival week itself or at anytime throughout the year…Tralee has lots of offer.

Local Attractions

60 Years of Fashion: Roses of Tralee Winning Dresses
Kerry County Museum 18 Denny St Tralee
Beaches - Banna, Fenit, Derrymore
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Birds Amusements
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