Rose of Tralee : Our Fair Ladies

Two young women with teaching careers ahead of them have been chosen to represent Wales in prestigious international events in Ireland.
On Friday 19 June at Dempsey’s Irish Bar (opposite Cardiff’s famous castle) Anne Moore, whose father hails from Donegal, was chosen as the representative of Wales in the Mary of Donegal competition in Donegal. Anne, who lives in Penarth near Cardiff, will start training as a teacher in the autumn.
On Saturday 20 June, at the Stakis Hotel, Newport, Joanne Halloran, whose family comes from Glenamaddy, County Galway, was chosen as the South Wales Rose to go on to the final of the 1998 Rose of Tralee competition. In September Joanne will take up her appointment as Maths Teacher at St. David’s College (a Sixth Form College for Catholics) in Cardiff.
The Irish community in Wales has every reason to be proud of these young people and to wish them every success in their future careers and lives.

©: John O’Sullivan, a freelance journalist in Cardiff. His grandfather was a seaman from Cobh, County Cork, who married a Welsh wife and made his home in Wales.

Published in The Green Dragon No 7, Summer 1998.