Rachel Hastings crowned 2024 Roscommon Rose

One of the largest crowds ever at the annual Roscommon Rose of Tralee Selection event saw Rachel Hastings from Ballyforan crowned as the 2024 Roscommon Rose last Saturday night at the Abbey Hotel, Roscommon.

The 27-year-old lecturer, who was sponsored by new County Roscommon business, The Best Free From, along with eleven other ladies underwent three interviews by Judges Paula Gannon, Brian Geraghty and Lorren Naughton throughout the day.

Speaking after the event, Roscommon Rose Chairperson Yvonne Donohue said: “We are delighted for Rachel who is an all-rounder and a very strong Rose that will represent Roscommon in Tralee.

“She has a lot of life achievements under her belt and will be a fantastic ambassador for the county. She was up against eleven very strong ladies and we are very proud of the quality of this year’s entrants.

“We are delighted with the success of our campaign and the calibre of the ladies who took part – they are a credit to their families.

“Rachel, whose background is as a lecturer at St Angela’s in Sligo, will now prepare for her International Rose of Tralee journey and we wish her the best of luck” concluded Yvonne.