Rose of Tralee

Louth Rose: AnnMarie Duffy

My name is AnnMarie Duffy and I am 27 years old. I am a true "Louth girl" with a parent from each of the two main Louth towns of Dundalk and Drogheda. I was born and raised in Dundalk and work as a Speech and Language Therapist in Drogheda.

I work between a health centre and a specific language unit in a local primary school. My role involves working with children with a range of speech, language and communication needs. I enjoy the creative opportunities and fun that comes with working alongside children. I love to run and I am an active member of my local running club - North East Runners Athletics Club. Running has always been a big part of my family life, with my parents being lifelong athletes. Running allows me to keep fit, challenge myself and unwind. I also enjoy Irish dancing, spending time with family and friends, trying new food, reading and my hot water bottle!

I am honoured to have been given the opportunity to represent the Wee County in this year's festival and I am excited for all that lies ahead.