Rose of Tralee

Waterford Rose: Kirsten Mate Maher

Hello, my name is Kirsten Mate Maher. I am 21 years old and I'm the 2018 Waterford Rose. I love singing and sing with the island of Ireland Peace Choir which was formed in the wake of The Omagh bombing Co. Tyrone 1998. The choir is mostly made up of people from Waterford, Belfast, Carlow, Cork, Gorey, Kilkenny and Dublin! We have performed together in The Garden of Remembrance, The Aviva Stadium, Stormont and many other fantastic places.

I also gig with my friend Calum in my spare time just for fun. I play hockey with Waterford Ladies 1st team and we are currently competing at Munster Division 1 level! I have such a big love for animals, especially horses and dogs. I have been horse riding since I was five years old and in the future I hope to own many horses, dogs maybe even some sheep and goats too!

In September I look forward to attending Waterford Institute of Technology to study Multimedia and Application Development. I hope to pursue a career in computer programming!