Rose of Tralee

Tipperary Rose: Laura Durkan



My name is Laura Durkan. I am 26 years old and I am from Clonmel. I am the eldest of three fanatical Tipperary supporters. Although, as our Dad is an exile from the wild west of Mayo, we always keep a fond eye out for the folks in green and red during the summer. I attended UCC where I graduated with a degree in Pharmacy and then completed my Masters in the RCSI in Dublin. I currently work for Pfizer in Kildare making medicines for patients all over the world. When I get some free time I head for the hills, or the coast, or anywhere outside in nature. We have some of the best scenery in the world here in Ireland and I never get tired of embarking on adventures to discover it. I love playing tennis and proudly represent my local club in leagues and competition events throughout the summer. I love baking and get very competitive at our Bake Off competitions at work. I am honoured to be able to represent Tipperary at this year’s Rose Festival and I hope to do the Premier County and all my family and friends around the country proud.