Rose of Tralee

Antrim Rose: Róisín McCloskey



My name is Roisin McCloskey, I'm 23 and live in a small town called Portglenone in Co. Antrim. I come from a big family, mum, dad, 3 sisters and 2 brothers, who all play Irish music! I graduated last summer from Queen's University Belfast, with a BA (Hons) degree in Drama.

Since then I decided to start my own drama business called Dramability. Dramability is a non-competitive confidence building drama class for children. As well as drama, I also teach Traditional Irish Music lessons in Tin Whistle, Flute and  Harp. I am a very active person and love to keep myself busy. Typically, after I finish one project I ask myself what's next.

I've been dancing from the age of three and am currently training to be an Irish dancing teacher. In my spare time I work at the Jungle NI which is an outdoor activity centre. I'm a thrill seeker and love spending time dangling from the high ropes course or rolling downhill in a Zorb ball! I am honoured to be representing Co. Antrim, and will be sure to carry my tin whistle to Tralee to play a few tunes! I know I will love every second of my Rose journey.