The newly refurbished Anner Hotel was the place to be Saturday night as a crowd of over 200 witnessed Alison Brolan chosen as the 2015 Tipperary Rose of Tralee.
Alison Brolan, daughter of Jody and Colette Brolan from Clongour, Thurles is currently a primary school teacher in Sacred Heart SNS, Tallaght but enjoys her weekends back in Thurles.
Alison was selected from 19 elegant ladies from all over Tipperary and is now going forward to represent Tipperary in the Irish Regional Finals at the Portlaoise Heritage Hotel from 28th to 31st May.
The night was a great success, hosted by Brendan Hennessy and had the crowd well entertained for the night.
The regional finals are held in Portlaoise each year at the June bank holiday weekend and are a means to choose the six ladies from the 29 Irish counties that will appear at the international finals in Tralee.
It is a thorough process with one lady from each province chosen and two wild cards, making it hard to predict.
County Tipperary hasn’t reach the international festival since 2011 but hopes are high with Alison this year.
Tipperary centre coordinator Mr. Ciarán O’Connell said: “We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Alison, she is a true lady and emanates the qualities of what a Rose should be and we want to wish her the very best of luck, she will have a great year ahead. A big thank you to Lauren Walsh, the 2014 Tipperary Rose for all her work and passion on being an ambassador and representative for Tipperary”.