Rose of Tralee

Sligo Rose - Julie Patterson



I am honoured to represent my beautiful home county of Sligo, “The Land of Heart’s Desire.” I am 27 years old, raised on a farm, alongside my brothers, and a nature lover with a deep appreciation for the outdoors. I enjoy hiking in my free time and Sligo is the perfect place to get out and explore the mountains. I always wanted to work with children and I am proud to say that I am a passionate primary school teacher in Malahide, Dublin. This year I am taking a career break and I am delighted to use this opportunity to pursue my dream of illustrating a children’s story that I have written, and ultimately publishing my first book. I am a creative lady who loves drawing, painting and poster design too! I love leading an active lifestyle and I was taught to appreciate good, honest food from a young age. I also like to volunteer and have done so both locally and abroad, as I believe it’s important to give your time to others.  I consider myself to be an optimistic person and I feel that a positive attitude is no heavy load to carry with you wherever you go!