Sydney - Mairéad Brennan



My name is Mairéad Brennan, but I am more commonly known as Maud. I am 27 years old, and I grew up in Glantane, Co. Cork. After qualifying as a nurse at IT Tralee I worked in Ireland for two years before making the move to Oz in January 2020, where I have spent most of my time working in the Hotel Quarantine system as part of Australia’s Covid-19 response. Recently I have been working as a home care nurse for palliative patients which I absolutely love, and I hope to do further study in Palliative Care. I have volunteered with the Belarussian Orphanage Project and most recently completed a fundraiser for the Irish Cancer Society. I play piano and guitar and have a huge love for musical theatre. I love to travel and most recently visited Fiji after the international borders reopened. Since applying for the Rose of Tralee, I have gained an entire “Sydney Rose” family who have made my experience so far amazing. I am delighted and truly honoured to be representing the Sydney Irish community this year and I am so excited for the year ahead.