Maria, our Malahide Rose

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Shortly before heading down to the International Rose of Tralee Festival to represent Dublin, I met with Maria Coughlan to talk about why she applied for the festival this year, how she was feeling ahead of the experience and to get to know a bit more about the Malahide native. By Rachael O’Brien We met on Maria’s doorstep in the … Read More

What makes a (Dublin) Rose?

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Shortly before heading off to Tralee to represent Dublin at this year’s International Rose of Tralee Festival, I sat down with Lorna Whyte to see how she was feeling as the festival approached and to learn some more about why this primary school teacher from Malahide decided to put her name forward for the Rose of Tralee this year.  We met … Read More