My name is Carly McGrath, I am 25 years old and I am humbled to represent Toronto in this year’s Rose of Tralee Festival. My parents are native Irish, they emigrated to Toronto in the late 80’s. When I was two, we moved back home to Cooley, Co. Louth. Having the shore at my doorstep and a quad to hop on in the evening was my ideal way of growing up!
In 2014, I received my Bachelor of Arts International Honours Degree from the National University of Maynooth. Throughout my studies, I had the pleasure of studying abroad in the University of Vienna, Austria, where I specialized in Economics and Cultural Studies. Shortly after I graduated, I decided to follow in my parent’s footsteps and call Toronto home, again. I work within the financial services industry in Investor Relations at Citco (Canada) Inc.
I love staying active and playing sports. I play GAA for Durham Robert Emmets GFC and I am also the clubs first female referee. In addition, I train and compete in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, to say I am passionate about it would be an understatement! I am very excited for the upcoming festival in Tralee, August can’t come quick enough!