Rose of Tralee

Laois Rose: Grainne Hogan



My name is Grainne Hogan, I am 23 years of age. I’m so grateful to be representing the lovely county of  Laois, I live in the great townsland of Cardtown at the foot of The Slieve Bloom Mountains. I went to school in Killanure N.S and then on to Mountrath Community School.

I knew I wanted a career in farming so I got my place in Gurteen Agricultural College studying the beef and sheep side of things. I now work for Noel and Breda Dooley on their dairy farm, milking cows and doing general farm work. I‘ve always had a love for farming and animals, my world revolves around both. I love attending agricultural shows during the summer months.

I am the proud aunty of the most amazing little boy Frankie. He was born in 2015 with Spina Bifida and he has just been an absolute inspiration to us all. No matter what is going on around him he has the biggest grin. Family is very important to me and I live with my Mam , Brother and Nana. I’m lucky to have grown up around very independent women so nothing fazes me, you’ll always hear the phrase “ah sure it’ll be grand” being said in our house!