14 January 2011 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Over the Christmas holidays Robbie Gallagher, Chairman of Monaghan Town Council and the current Monaghan Rose of Tralee, Noelle Clerkin welcomed the 2010 Texas Rose Adrienne Hussey to County Monaghan. Adrienne had travelled from Texas for the festive period to attend numerous functions and visit her fellow Roses and Escorts across Ireland. The Texas lady arrived to Monaghan last Wednesday night, where she was visiting her escort and the 2010 Monaghan Escort Eoin Treanor and to meet our Rose Noelle, before heading to Limerick for the Rose of Tralee New Year’s Eve Ball with 35 of the 2010 International Roses and Escorts. Councillor Gallagher was delighted to welcome Adrienne to our town on behalf of the town council and he has high hopes for the next Monaghan rose in 2011.
 Adrienne told Councillor Gallagher “Having the chance to be a Rose was an opportunity of a life time. I can honestly say it has changed my life in more ways than one. Of course the parades, dresses, autographs, etc. are all great perks, but it was the friends made, memories, and pride from my family, friends, and the people of Ireland, that was most valuable from my interaction in the Rose of Tralee. I was able to not only meet but become great friends with some of the most intelligent and personable women and men (the Roses and Escorts) from all over the world, who share similar ambitions and interests as me. I would one hundred per cent recommend to any woman in Monaghan that is eligible and interested in the Rose to partake in the Monaghan Rose of Tralee. It most certainly will not disappoint, and can open doors to a world and experience you could never imagine.”
 The Monaghan Rose of Tralee Festival is currently searching for the 2011 Monaghan Rose and Escort. If you would like to enter the competition and take part in the festival or perhaps you have a sister, daughter, friend or colleague who you think could represent county Monaghan at the 2011 Rose of Tralee Festival please contact us at or call the centre co-ordinator Nicola at 0872529503.
The Selection night will be held this April. There will also be a number of events in which all the entrants to this year’s Monaghan heats will attend, such as the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Monaghan Town.
 The winning Rose will represent Monaghan at numerous festivals, fundraising events, black tie balls, and awards as did Noelle Clerkin our 2010 Monaghan Rose, throughout her year as the Rose. Becoming the Monaghan Rose will be an opportunity to create awareness for a charity or a cause you feel passionate about. The festival can give you a platform to further the awareness and creates a fundraising opportunity for your charity.

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