My name is Saoirse Walsh, 27 years old and am thrilled to be representing Wexford, the Sunny South East. I studied my BA in Music and History of Art at University College Dublin and in 2012, followed my dream of moving to London to complete my Masters Degree at Sotheby’s Institute of Art. I now work as a Marketing Executive for Collier Webb who specialise in restoration and historical interiors. Music is one of my great loves and I was the recipient of the National Excellence Award for Music Performance. I have performed with the Irish Youth Choir and the City of London Choir and this has allowed me to make new friends, fundraise for the Voluntary Service Overseas, record albums and perform at the Royal Albert Hall and Westminster Cathedral. I am passionate about volunteering with charitable organisations and am currently involved with the Irish Heritage Association and Plan Ireland. I am also carrying on my family’s tradition of running the Dublin Marathon while raising money for MS Ireland and the LauraLynn Hospice. I first visited the Rose of Tralee Festival when I was three months old and it has always been a dream to return as the Wexford Rose.