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Sunday 21 September 2014

Dubs' Rose has Louth connection

Published 09/08/2014 | 12:00

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Roisin Lyons, the Dublin Rose whose mother Helena hails from Ravensdale

THE newly crowned Dublin Rose will be looking to her Louth relatives for support in the Rose of Tralee festival later this month!

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Roisin Lyons, from Clonsilla, was selected to represent the city last week when she was chosen from 40 contestants.

The 24-year-old has strong Dundalk connections, as her mum Helena (nee McCormack) is originally from Ravensdale. She is granddaughter of the late Dr. John McCormack, and her grandmother Eileen McCormack still lives in the Dundalk area.

At the selection event, she was sponsored by Muscular Dystrophy Ireland, a condition which her father Gerry is battling.

Roisin, who is the youngest of three children, studied theatrical costume and make-up design at Inchicore College.

But with a life-long dedication to Irish dance, she joined Michael Flatley for his 'Lord of the Dance' tour. She became the lead dancer 'Morrighan' in 2012. She continued with her dancing career, joining the 'Heartbeat of Home' tour, created by Riverdance producers.

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