Rose of Tralee

Down Rose: Ciara Kelly



My name is Ciara Kelly; I am 24 years old and the eldest of four. I live in Cabra – a small townland nestled in the Mourne Mountains. I graduated in 2015 from Queen’s University with an undergraduate degree in psychology. I decided to further my studies at Queens and completed a Masters degree in Atypical Child Development in 2016.

During my studies I took up a part time post with Autism Initiatives, Newcastle, working as a support worker. I am now with Autism Initiatives full time, enjoying every minute of it!  In my spare time I am the PRO at my local GAA club Clonduff which keeps me on my toes. I have recently developed a club app which has taken Clonduff into the modern era of technology!

I also love to travel when I have the chance and love participating in the Scór recitation competition. I am honoured to be an Ambassador for County Down and will embrace every opportunity the Rose of Tralee Festival has to offer.