Twenty years old, Killoe girl, Marie Brady was last night crowned the 2019 Longford Rose
Twenty years old, Killoe girl, Marie Brady was last night crowned the 2019 Longford Rose, succeeding Edgeworthstown's Loren Katie Logan.
Ten young ladies were vying for the title at last night's gala selection in the Longford Arms Hotel where the judging panel was headed up by the 2014 Rose of Tralee Festival winner Maria Walsh.
Marie Brady will now have the proud distinction of representing Longford during the televised stage of the Rose of Tralee International Festival, following in the footsteps of Caroline Doyle (2016), Daphne Howard (2015), Aisling Farrell (2013) and Grainne Fox (2007).
Sponsored by Kiernan Structural Steel Ltd, Marie works as a Special Needs Assistant in St Teresa’s national school, Killoe. She is also studying part-time in Montessori. She hopes to specialise in special needs education and become a teaching in an Autism Spectrum Disorder Unit.
Marie has a love of music and shares this with her family who are musicians also. She particularly enjoys traditional music and dance.
Marie is Irish Officer with her local GAA club, Killoe Emmet Og and teaches children traditional Irish music and dance. She is a volunteer ‘buddy’ in a scheme called Leisure Buddies with local Special Education Schools.
The ten contestants in the Longford Rose 2019 selection gala night.