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Ballinahown native crowned Rose of Tralee 2017

Thu, Aug 24, 2017

Sheer delight as Offaly Rose Jennifer Byrne from Ballinahown is crowned the International Rose of Tralee 2017. 
Photo: Domnick Walsh Photography

Offaly Rose and Ballinahown native Jennifer Byrne was crowned the winner of the International Rose of Tralee 2017 in The Dome in Kerry on Tuesday of this week.

Jennifer, whose mother is from Offaly and whose father is from Westmeath, secured the prestigious title to become Offaly’s very first Rose of Tralee.

A shocked but elated Jennifer put her hands to her face as host Dáithí O Sé announced that she had triumphed ahead of 31 other finalists from across the globe.


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