AFTER TWO NIGHTS of loveliness, the Rose of Tralee for 2015 is…

Meath Rose Elysha Brennan!

The 22-year-old from Bettystown, Co. Meath beat 31 other competitors to be crowned Rose of Tralee. She is the first Meath Rose to win the title.

Brennan is currently studying medicine in RCSI and spoke frankly last night about being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma just weeks before her Leaving Cert began.

Fortunately, having gone through chemotherapy and radiotherapy, she has been in remission for the past two years.

She treated the audience to a rendition of The Bright Blue Rose by Mary Black and, on a lighter note, also revealed her fondness for The Late Late Show.

source: http://www.the42.ie/rose-of-tralee-2015-2280213-Aug2015/