Sydney - Mairéad Brennan
My name is Mairéad Brennan, but I am more commonly known as Maud. I am 27 years old, and I grew up in Glantane, Co. Cork. After qualifying as a nurse at IT Tralee I worked in Ireland for two years before making the move to Oz in January 2020, where I have spent most of my time working in the Hotel Quarantine system as part of Australia’s Covid-19 response. Recently I have been working as a home care nurse for palliative patients which I absolutely love, and I hope to do further study in Palliative Care. I have volunteered with the Belarussian Orphanage Project and most recently completed a fundraiser for the Irish Cancer Society. I play piano and guitar and have a huge love for musical theatre. I love to travel and most recently visited Fiji after the international borders reopened. Since applying for the Rose of Tralee, I have gained an entire “Sydney Rose” family who have made my experience so far amazing. I am delighted and truly honoured to be representing the Sydney Irish…
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…
Derry - Áine Morrison
Hiya! I'm Áine Morrison, I'm 25 years old, and I'm thrilled to be representing Derry as the Derry Rose this year. I was born and raised in Derry City, and I am a true Derry Girl at heart. I recently received a Postgraduate Diploma in Physician Associate Studies and a Bachelors degree in Biomedical Science. In addition to Science, I have a strong interest in music and play the piano and flute. I love volunteering and have volunteered as a Team Leader in Children’s Summer schemes throughout my teenage years. My family are a huge inspiration to me and together we have participated in many charity events such as the LegenDerry Relay for Life in June. I also love travelling and experiencing new places and cultures, in Summer 2018 I worked as a Science Specialist Counsellor at a special needs camp in America. I am so excited for the adventures I will have as the Derry Rose, and I am looking forward to bringing a little bit of Derry to every place I visit.
Perth - Olivia Duffy
G’day! Dia dhaoibh! My name’s Olivia Duffy and I originate from the green fields of Co. Meath. I have been living in beautiful sunny Perth for the past three years. It’s been my home from home! I adore the fantastic coastline and culture around us and when I’m not taking a dip in the Indian Ocean or playing GAA for Morley ladies, you’ll find me working hard at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital as a radiation therapist. I have just finished my training on the only public Cyberknife facility in Australia which offers highly advanced technique treatment cancer care to those near and far. I am eternally grateful to have a career in oncology and aspire to continue progressing in the field. I am a volunteer with St, John’s Ambulance I am absolutely honoured to be taking part in this journey and representing a very special place. The Rose of Tralee holds a special place in my family’s hearts. I’m looking forward to kindling new friendships, memories and to simply enjoying the…
Yorkshire - Charlotte Sellers
Hello, my name is Charlotte and I have recently turned 24. I am from Leeds, West Yorkshire and have grown up in a small town called Horsforth for most of my life. In my childhood I attended a local dance school, 'Joyce O'Donnell' and competed at a championship Level. At 18 I left Leeds and moved to York to study Social Work at the 'University of York'. Towards the end of my Degree, I won a local election and was elected as a Horsforth Town Councillor in May 2020. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work and in March 2020 I began my first role as a qualified social worker in a Child Protection Area team. My role is very diverse, but I particularly enjoy working restoratively with children and families. I hope to really build on this and seek out new opportunities within my roles over the coming years.
London - Hayley Reynolds
My name is Hayley Reynolds and I’m 29-years-old from St Albans, Hertfordshire. I was born in Cricklewood, London but moved just outside of the capital to St Albans when I was small. My dad is from Strokestown, Roscommon and my mum was born in Cricklewood to Irish parents from Kilkenny and Leitrim. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography. Having obtained my Degree in 2016, I then travelled Asia and lived in Australia for a year before coming back and taking up a career in Marketing. Since COVID, I've decided that fitness is my passion and have made the career change. I'm now a personal trainer at a nearby gym, with the ultimate goal of opening my own studio. I'm a big sports fan, and I watch everything from the GAA to Formula One and tennis. Hurling has always been a big watch for my grandfather, who is from Kilkenny. I've always enjoyed sports and was a member of the netball, tennis, and athletics teams in school. I'm now a member of St Colmcille’s GAA and enjoy playing…
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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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