Sinead Flanagan, a doctor from Adare and formerly of Mungret, was chosen to represent Limerick in the 2019 Rose of Tralee International Festival
LIMERICK'S new Rose of Tralee is 27-year old doctor Sinead Flanagan, who was selected at a “sold-out” event on Monday evening.
Sinead, from Adare and formerly of Mungret, was chosen to represent the county at the 2019 Limerick Rose Selection at Fitzgerald’s Woodlands House Hotel in Adare on Monday.
With the new format for the 2019 Rose of Tralee International Festival, Sinead is guaranteed to be on stage with Daithi O’Se Live on RTÉ Television this August.
“All the Rose entrants were of extremely high calibre and Sinead will make a superb ambassador for Limerick as the 2019 Limerick Rose,” said Conor Walsh, coordinator of the Limerick Rose Centre.
“We look forward to seeing her take the stage in the Dome this August and supporting her on her incredible journey ahead.”
“A sold-out crowd delivered an amazing atmosphere at the Woodlands House Hotel. We are absolutely thrilled with the success of this year’s event,” Mr Walsh added.
Sinead, who works in Cork University Hospital, is a past pupil of Crescent College.
She is the daughter of Pádraig Flanagan, the principal of Castletroy College.
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We have a new Limerick Rose! Congrats to @sinead.flanagan, who is guaranteed to be on stage with the @daithiose on @rteone at the Rose of Tralee festival this August! . Sinead, from Adare and formerly Mungret, works as a doctor at Cork University Hospital. She also intends to return to Africa after spending a summer volunteering as a medical student in rural Ghana. Well done, doc! You’ll do us proud! . . . . . . . . . #LimerickRose #Limerick #LimerickCity #Adare #Mungret #RoseOfTralee #RoseOfTralee2019
After she qualified as a physiotherapist at the University of Limerick, Sinead went on in 2018 to obtain a medical degree at University College Cork.
A summer spent volunteering in rural Ghana as a medical student was a deeply rewarding and moving experience for Sinead, and she hopes to return to Africa in the future.
She is keenly interested in travel, opting to complete two work placements in Australia.
Dr Flanagan also enjoys playing indoor soccer, running and supporting Limerick hurling.