The 2015 Rose of Tralee is Meath Rose Elysha Brennan
The 2015 Rose of Tralee is Meath Rose Elysha Brennan

The Rose of Tralee International Festival is one of Ireland's largest and longest running festivals, celebrating 57 years in 2016. The heart of the festival is the selection of the Rose of Tralee which brings young women of Irish descent from around the world to County Kerry, Ireland for a global celebration of Irish culture. The festival also includes street entertainment, carnival, live concerts, theatre, circus, markets, funfair, fireworks and Rose Parades.

 

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Molly Petre, 2016 Ohio Rose Applicant
Molly Petre, 2016 Ohio Rose Applicant

Meet Molly Kathleen Petre, junior at Ohio University, studying visual communication and dance, participant in 2010 Ulster project...

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Kathleen O'Donnell, 2016 Ohio Rose Applicant
Kathleen O'Donnell, 2016 Ohio Rose Applicant

Meet Kathleen O'Donnell, studying Middle School Education in Math and Science, enjoys hoop dancing, ballet, modeling, reading...

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Siobhan McCarthy, 2016 Ohio Rose Applicant
Siobhan McCarthy, 2016 Ohio Rose Applicant

Meet Siobhan McCarthy, University of Akron graduate of music, focusing in voice, performed with The Cleveland Opera Chorus, currently Singer's Companye...

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Erin Mackin, 2016 Ohio Rose Applicant
Erin Mackin, 2016 Ohio Rose Applicant

Meet Erin Mackin, Rocky River, OH, nursing major at Cuyahoga Community College, volunteers with children and adults with disabilities...

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Alexandria Klemens, 2016 Ohio Rose Applicant
Alexandria Klemens, 2016 Ohio Rose Applicant

Meet Alexandria Klemens, student at St. Thomas Aquinas High School and Walsh University, model, waitress, volunteer...

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Grainne Hutchinson, 2016 Ohio Rose Applicant
Grainne Huchinson, 2016 Ohio Rose Applicant

Meet Grainne Hutchinson, junior at Ohio State University, studying Marketing and International Business, duel Irish/American citizenship, from Dublin, OH...

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Maureen Ginley, 2016 Ohio Rose Applicant
Maureen Ginley, 2016 Ohio Rose Applicant

Meet Maureen Ginley, native Clevelander, MFA candidate with the NEOMFA Creative Writing program, Graduate Assistant at Cleveland State University...

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Colleen Verhiley, 2016 Ohio Rose Applicant
Colleen Verhiley, 2016 Ohio Rose Applicant

Meet Colleen Verhiley, graduate of Rocky River High School, attended Bowling Green State University, now Cuyahoga Community College, studying Deaf Interpretive Services...

 

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Catherine Byrne, Ohio Rose Applicant
Catherine Byrne, Ohio Rose Applicant

Meet Catherine Byrne, nurse assistant at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, second generation Irish American from Westlake, Ohio... 

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2016 Ohio Rose Applicants
2016 Ohio Rose Applicants

We met our 2016 Ohio Rose applicants on Saturday at Westlake City Hall! We had an orientation meeting for the Rose selection process and then went on a limo bus tour around greater Cleveland! The bus stopped at the Burke Lakefront Airport, where they host the Women’s International Air and Space Museum. The group had a fun time exploring the history and science there! Then, we were off to visit PJ McIntyre’s Irish Pub and Casey’s Irish Imports of Rocky River for a little shopping. The tour concluded with dinner at the Hooley House in Westlake, OH. Memories were made. Laughs were had.

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