Minister English congratulates new Rose of Tralee

Meath

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“A fantastic Ambassador for her County, her Country, and her Generation”

I want to congratulate the new Rose of Tralee, Bettystown native and medical student Elysha Brennan on her victory at the Kerry festival this week.

Elisha’s personal courage and bravery in fighting cancer in her teens whilst completing her Leaving Certificate, and going on to do her medical studies, coupled with becoming the Meath Rose, and her brilliant performance on the first night of the festival which put her in pole position, combine to make her a fantastic Ambassador for her County, her Country, and her Generation.

Elisha’s victory is one that all of us in Meath can be proud of.  Like our recent victories in the Special Olympics in Los Angeles and the World Skills games in Brazil, it says a lot about the resilient, talented and innovative nature of Meath people, both at home and abroad. Best wishes to Elisha for a busy year ahead.