Rose of Tralee Sinéad Flanagan has been awarded Limerick Person of the Month for her role in representing Limerick in the annual festival. Sinéad Flanagan has another prestigious title to add to her collection and said she is “hugely honoured” to be considered for the award.
“It’s a fantastic honour to be recognised where you come from in your own city and county,” she said, “so I’m hugely honoured to be given this accolade.”
The 28-year-old junior doctor was crowned as this year’s Rose of Tralee in August and said she has had a busy couple of months since.
“It’s been a total whirlwind, I don’t think my feet have touched the ground yet,” she laughed, “but over the last couple of weeks it’s been great to get involved in national and local events to promote both Limerick and festivals around the country, so it’s been great.
Sinéad is the first Limerick Rose to be awarded the title in 25 years, with Diane Hannagen being the first Limerick Rose to win the title in 1984, followed by Muirne Hurley, 10 years later.
Sinéad is set to make an international trip later next month when she embarks on a visit to Kolkata with the Hope Foundation as an ambassador to see and help out with the work they do. Sinead will also pay a visit to children in Vesnova, Chernobyl in February, along with fellow Roses and escorts.
Photo: Mary Riordan, Southern, presents the prize to Sinead Flanagan with Eugene Phelan, Limerick Leader, and Pat Reddan, Clayton Hotel
PICTURE: Adrian Butler
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