Haley O’ Sullivan (Texas) the 2013 Rose of Tralee visited Dundalk yesterday (Monday) morning.
Haley was accompanied by Dundalk man and 2013 Escort of the Year Jonny McGailey and our 2013 Louth Rose Sarah McCrave.
Haley, whose family are from Cork and Longford, won the competition in August last year after impressing the judges and beating out 31 other contestants.
The Texas Rose visited The Fairways Hotel and also paid a visit to Sarah McCraves old primary school, the CBS. Sarah and Haley were greeted at the school by Sarah’s former teachers Sarah Coggins, assistant principal Patricia Coggins and Principal Michael Lambert.
Sarah, who at 18 is the one of the youngest Roses to represent Louth, was delighted to be back in her old school and visited a few classrooms before her departure.
This year’s Louth Rose selection will be held in The Fairways Hotel on the 2nd of May and applications and queries are being accepted by the Louth Rose of Tralee Centre through Facebook or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contestants must be aged between 18-27 years.