A crowd of some 200 patrons witnessed Miss Alison Brolan from Clongour, Thurles, Co Tipperary, being chosen recently as the 2015 Tipperary Rose of Tralee. The event took place in the luxurious Anner Hotel, latter situated on the Dublin Road, east of the town.
The very beautiful and home loving Alison, is daughter to parents Mrs Colette and Mr Jody Brolan, both natives of the town. Alison formally a pupil of both the local primary and secondary Ursuline Convent School is a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin, and currently works as a primary school teacher at the Sacred Heart NS, Tallaght, Co Dublin.
Alison, who was selected from amongst nineteen other young ladies, each representing other towns and villages in Co. Tipperary, will now go forward to represent her county in the Irish Regional Rose of Tralee Finals, to be held at the Portlaoise Heritage Hotel from May 28th – 31st, (June bank holiday weekend).
Some six young ladies will now be chosen from some 29 Irish county lovelies taking part; to appear at the International Rose of Tralee finals. This will equate to one lady from each Irish province being selected, together with two ‘wild cards’.
County Tipperary has not reached an International Rose of Tralee Festival since 2011, however Alison, displaying both brains and beauty, offers Tipperary high hopes for 2015.
Our congratulations to Alison and on behalf of the town, we wish her every success for the future.
Alison is pictured here supporting and promoting her favourite local charity ‘Suir Haven,’ latter under the umbrella of North Tipperary Hospice and one of two cancer support centres which promotes and supports the development of hospice and palliative care in North Tipperary.
This organisation supplies specialised equipment, psychological and social support for patients and their families, often regrettably towards the end stages of life and is one of the charities being supported by the “All Ireland Tractor Challenge” which will take place on Sunday May 3rd in Two-Mile-Borris, Thurles, Co Tipperary. (More details on this latter ‘massive fund-raising event’ in the coming days.)