The National Final of the Rose of Tralee -
tickets, accommodation, schedule, contestants! Everything you need to know.
Meet the contestants, and see what they got up to in the past few National Finals.
If you're a young single woman of Irish birth OR descent, you could enter the Rose of Tralee
Clare works as an assistant psychologist for an NHS substance misuse service in London having completed a degree in Psychology (and in History) and an MSc in Mental Health. Eventually she hopes to complete a doctorate in Clinical Psychology and work within the field of Child and Adolescent Mental Health.
The 26-year-old is passionate about animal welfare and an active member of her local RSPCA committee, where she helps with veterinary and neutering clinics for people on low incomes as well as various fundraising events.
Clare enjoys reading and going to the theatre, and will run her first half marathon this October in aid of Starlight Children’s Foundation.
Clare has spent a month in Australia and also travelled through India, China and Europe.
She is a member of the North Thames Assistant Psychologists Group, is a fan of Roald Dahl, and is teaching herself to play the didgeridoo so almost mastered the art of circular breathing.
She also loves the snow, swimming off the coast of Connemara and landing in Dublin airport with that feeling of coming home.
Clare was born in Leeds but raised in Ireland having moved there with her parents when she was eight, back to Co Kildare where her mother is from.
“Winning the Rose title was a surprise - and a great honour!”