Rose of Tralee

Kildare Rose: Gráinne Carr

My name is Gráinne Carr, I’m 23 and I’m proud to be representing the Lilywhite County of Kildare. I grew up in Ardclough village where the current Kildare County hurling champions hail from. I am the youngest in my family with two older brothers and my parents, Evan and Angela, were also born and raised in Kildare.

I graduated from Maynooth University last September with a First Class Honours Law Degree and I have since completed the entrance exams to the Law Society. I currently work for Compton Solicitors and I will begin my training as a solicitor with William Fry next year.

Debating and public speaking are my passion, and I was fortunate to captain my debating team to win the Concern All Ireland Debating League. We were then given the opportunity to visit Ethiopia and experience the projects carried out there by Concern Worldwide, which was undoubtedly a life changing experience. I now volunteer with Concern as an adjudicator for their schools debating league. I have a grá for Irish dancing and I competed in feiseanna until university. I continue to dance as much as possible as it is lovely to have a passion that also has the added benefit of keeping fit!