Rose of Tralee

Carlow Rose: Shauna Ray Lacey



My name is Shauna Ray Lacey. I am 24 years old from Carlow town. I live with my partner John and our beautiful daughter Emmy. In 2014​ ​I studied Year 1 of Beauty Therapy in CIFE. In 2015, I completed a TEFL course which assisted me to educate business entrepreneurs with pronunciation and everyday communication. I was privileged to have been an au pair for three amazingly talented kids while I lived in Madrid.  I currently work in Boylesports bookmakers as deputy manager.​ ​I come from a background with strong GAA ties and am a proud owner of many county medals. I was a member of Carlow Rowing Club and rowed all over Ireland and Wales attending regattas. When I’m not working or in my heels and sash, I can be found taking my hand to screwdrivers and hammers as I'm pretty nifty at DIY. I can function surprisingly well with little or no sleep, babies give you that superpower! I am a strong advocate for breastfeeding and providing information to parents, under my voluntary involvement with local breastfeeding groups. Representing our little county of Carlow in the Rose of Tralee Festival is the most euphoric feeling in the world. I am so excited for what is to come.