Rose of Tralee

Cork Rose: Érinn O'Connell

Born and raised in the beautiful village of Aghabullogue, Co. Cork, I am honoured to be representing the Rebel County! At 25 years young, I am a qualified children’s and general nurse, currently working in Cork University Hospital. I am very passionate about my job and relish making a difference in people’s lives. Nothing gives me greater satisfaction than helping people overcome illness and return to good health.

Away from the busy wards, camogie is a real passion of mine and I enjoy both playing and coaching underage teams. I take great pride in seeing the young girls developing their camogie skills on the fields, and their interpersonal skills off the pitch. Health and wellbeing is always to the forefront of my mind and instilling positive habits in children is an integral part of this.

I also enjoy going to the gym and socialising with friends. Singing is another passion of mine, having grown up in a household of singers, spearheaded by my grandfather, there was never a family event without a singsong! I cannot wait for the Festival to begin and have the experience of a life time!