Rose of Tralee

Dublin Rose: Tanya Feighery

Hi, my name is Tanya Feighery. I'm 26 years old and from Tallaght. I graduated from DCU with a BSc honours degree in PE with Biology in 2014. I am excited to start working in Kingswood Community College as a Science and PE teacher come September.

I recently qualified as a Zumba instructor and intend to hold Zumba classes in the school. Dance is  one of my biggest passions. In 2008, I represented Ireland in the World Championships of Performing Arts final in L.A. where I won a gold, two silver and a bronze medal. I lived and worked in Abu Dhabi for two years. When I wasn't in the classroom I was exploring the Arabian desert, immersing myself in Middle Eastern culture, playing GAA with Na Fianna and soaking up the sun.

Upon returning to Ireland last year I got involved with the DSPCA. Animal welfare is important to me. I volunteer as often as I can mainly helping out with fundraising events. My Dublin Rose journey so far has been incredible, relaxed and enjoyable. It is an honour to represent the capital in Tralee and I look forward to all the exciting events in the run up to the festival.