My name is Rachel Woods, and I am 20 years old. I am honoured to represent Monaghan in the Rose of Tralee 2022. I recently finished my level 6 Health and Social Care course and plan to start Occupational Therapy at Ulster University in September. I work part-time as a retail assistant in Dunnes Stores in Monaghan and as a SNA for children with special needs in St. Tiarnach's P.S. Clones, Co. Monaghan. I thoroughly enjoy volunteering with Special Olympics events, Arch Club, and Faith and Light activities where I have developed strong interpersonal skills and have adored working with a diverse range of people. I have a great love for farming, motorsport, playing music, jiving, and spending quality time with my family and friends. I am a country girl at heart and feel most at home in my wellies, on my family farm where we all work together as a team. I am very proud to originate from a close-knit rural area such as Tydavnet, where I was awarded the great honour of being chosen as Tydavnet Show Queen in 2019, a role as ambassador for my local area. I eagerly await this once in a lifetime opportunity to represent Monaghan, my friends and family alongside all the beautiful rose sisters who I cannot wait to share every moment with.