Tuesday 20 February 2018

Louth Rose Aoife heads off on the great journey to Tralee

Louth Rose Aoife Heffron hosted her big ‘send off ’ party at the Rum House in Park Street, Dundalk last weekend as she prepared to set off on her tour with the Rose of Tralee!

Surrounded by family and friends, she was thrilled to enjoy a night at hone before she begins a hectic itinerary of public events during the next few weeks.

Aoife also began rallying her supporters to join her in the Dome on Thursday 17th August at the Rose of Tralee International Festival from 16 to 22 August.

She will be among 64 Roses from all over the world to take part in this year’s Festival. Aoife, 27, a PR Executive and Communications in Creative Media graduate from Dundalk explained some of the reasons why she decided to take part in the Rose of Tralee event.

‘My main hobby is my blog AoifeJane. I started the blog in April 2016 as a way to discuss my struggles with hair loss as a woman and the mental health effects that go along with it. I want to create awareness for this common problem and use the blog as an environment that hair loss sufferers can come to for information and support.’

‘It’s hard to put into words what it took for me to fill out the application to be the Louth Rose 2017. I have regained much needed confidence, through my blog and what I like to call my ‘hair makeup’.’

She added ‘Then to have actually become the Louth Rose, after telling my story to everyone, is genuinely heartwarming and an incredible honour.’

Prior to arriving in Tralee, Aoife will embark on a three-day tour taking in some of Ireland’s top tourism landmarks in County Kildare including the Irish National Stud and Japanese Gardens, The K Club, Lullymore and Kildare Village.

She will be among the 64 Roses staying at the magnificent Glenroyal Hotel and Leisure Club in Maynooth.

Drogheda Independent

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