28 August 2015 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Asked by The Northern Standard this week to sum up her experience as Monaghan’s representative in the recent Rose of Tralee Festival, Scotstown’s Michelle Caulfield plucked the words “life-changing, surreal, unforgettable” from the lexicon.

The teacher listed as her highlights the reunion with all her Rose “sisters” in Dublin at the beginning of the tour that preceded the Tralee event itself; the opportunity to spend time with family and friends at the Tralee ‘ pub twinning’, and the Saturday night parade in the host town, which she described as “one of the most magical experiences I have ever had – it was like being a Disney princess for the night! I will never forget the amount of people that came out and lined the streets of Tralee waving and cheering us on as we went through the streets of the town on various floats.”

Michelle looked coolness personified when she took to the Dome stage for her live television interview, something which she modestly attributed to host Daithi O Se: “He is brilliant at his job and makes you feel very much at ease.”

“The main thing I will never forget about my stage interview,” the Monaghan Rose told us, “is looking down and seeing all the support I had with me in the Dome. I will be forever grateful to all those who travelled to support me and it really makes …


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