Tipperary Representative For International Rose Of Tralee

A beautiful Rose represents the Premier County.

She was born in Clonoulty, Thurles, Co Tipperary and began her early education at Ballagh N.S, Clonoulty. She received her secondary education at the Ursuline Convent Secondary School, Thurles, Co Tipperary, achieving maximum honours in her Leaving Certificate examination results.

During this period, in 2002, she also received a Bronze An Gaisce Presidents award and successfully completed eighth grade piano tuition with the Royal Irish Music Academy.

She has represented her county in Camogie at all under ages levels and Junior level, and in 2010, went on to Captain the Junior A County Tipperary Camogie Team, latter champions that same year.

She also holds various Munster School Hockey medals, an Honorary School Sports Award for her contribution to sport and has represented Munster Hockey at U16 level. She also represent the Tipperary Intermediate Camogie Team for 2011.

In 2005, she began her third level education at the National University of Ireland, Galway, attaining a BSc. (HON) in Occupational Therapy. Since then she has practised and studied at St. John’s Hospital, Co Sligo, at University Hospital, Co. Galway, Tullamore Hospital, Co. Offaly and at Community Paediatrics, Letterkenny, Co.Donegal.

She is widely travelled and admits to enjoying the cultures of other countries. She is also an accomplished horse woman and extremely knowledgeable in most aspects of horsemanship.

Her other endless achievements include, winner of the solo singing competition at the County Tipperary and Munster Scór Sinsear in 2010. She has been selected to represent Tipperary in the Macra na Feirme Queen of the Land festival. She has been an organising member of the successful Clonoulty / Rossmore International Miss Macra committee for many years. She currently holds a full driving licence and enjoys cinema and reading.

OK your time is up. So who am I talking about?  One last clue – She was instantly selected this year, to represent Tipperary in the 2011 International Rose of Tralee festival.

Yes you have guessed correctly, the lady with that rare combination of beauty and brains of whom I speak, is the very lovely Noirin Ryan. (Yes Noirin, Thurles Information knows more about you than you think.)

Norin has been out and about this week promoting the International Rose of Tralee Festival, (Lead Sponsor is Newbridge Silverware.) beginning with a massive ‘Tipperary Rose Send Off,’ party at Kennedy’s Bar, Gooldscross, Clonoulty last Friday, where she insisted we must all travel to Kerry.

The 2011 Rose of Tralee International Festival will take place from Friday 19th to Tuesday 23rd August, with many of Noirin’s supporters will be travelling down for the event. Dáithí Ó Sé will once again host the Rose selection nights on RTÉ 1 TV, and all Tipperary eyes will be watching with great pride and fingers crossed.

If you are reading this, note Tipperary are fully behind you Noirin and from the people of Thurles and Co.Tipperary, go our every good wish for your success and enjoyment of this years event.

(Warning: Noirin between you and me, watch that Ó Sé fellow. During an interview with the RTÉ Guide, our Dáithí described his ideal woman as “someone that’s very easy going, who’s good fun, makes me laugh, is kind and loyal.” I think you fit his criteria, but don’t tell him I warned you.)

Watch our lovely Noirin’s progress on Rose TV by Clicking Here

Photo: Courtesy George Willoughby .


3 comments to Tipperary Representative For International Rose Of Tralee

  • Argo

    Best of luck to Noirin. What an honour it must be to represent your county at such a prestious competition. She will no doubt do her county proud whatever the result. All the best to her. She’s made for the big time by all accounts.

  • Chris

    I didn’t know there was a bar in Gooldscross, I pass the train station nearly everyday on the train I thought it was just a really small village. Its sorta a shame that little station was closed. But anyway yeah she does look really beautiful, I don’t exactly watch RTÉ (I just watch Discovery and Nat Geo, less ads) so can’t say I will be watching the finals but best of luck to her and Tipperary.

  • Michael

    You look a winner Noirin.

    Good luck to you.

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