Hi, my name is Bernie Ryan and I am delighted to be representing my home county as this year’s Roscommon Rose. I am a native of Roscommon Town, but currently work as a Nurse Manager in Critical Care - HDU in the Mater hospital, Dublin. During the pandemic, I worked in the Mater’s ICU and completed both my Graduate Diploma and Masters in Critical Care. Last year, I had the privilege of working alongside the Organ Donation Transplant Ireland team. I am very passionate about this organisation and love to promote awareness around organ donation and end of life care. I enjoy Gaelic football and have represented my county at the underage level with Roscommon Gaels. Running is another of my hobbies, and I have completed three of the six World Major Marathons. I've had the opportunity to fundraise for various charities across Ireland through running events, and I intend to continue doing so in future events. I enjoy travelling and have visited five continents. On my travels I have had the opportunity to volunteer with DCU Global Brigades in Ghana (2013) providing medical care to rural Ghanaian communities and as a nurse with the Elphin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes (2016). My family means everything to me, and we are all excited to travel to Tralee.