Meet Maria Walsh, the 2014 International Rose of Tralee
Sep11

Meet Maria Walsh, the 2014 International Rose of Tralee

She mixes Audrey Hepburn good looks with a wicked Irish sense of humor (and some salty language). She’s been the most talked-about Rose in recent memory, but here are some things you don’t know about her.

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A Second Homecoming for the New Rose
Sep05

A Second Homecoming for the New Rose

The crowd watching the Mayo-Kerry game at St. Declan’s Well didn’t stay glum for long when Mayo lost. As one Mayo supporter said, “We’re winners. We have Maria.” They were talking about Maria Walsh, the new International Rose of Tralee, who watched the game with them at her homecoming party.

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Happy Redhead Days!
Sep05

Happy Redhead Days!

Redheads from 80 countries are meeting this weekend in The Netherlands to celebrate their redheadedness. We celebrate redheads from our area in a photo essay called Ginger Snaps.

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The Best of All Gigs
Aug29

The Best of All Gigs

Sandy Run Middle School music teacher Sean Kennedy is both a music educator and a professional musician. It’s all he ever wanted. Now he’s in the running for the second Grammy music educator award.

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Our Rose Returns
Aug29

Our Rose Returns

The International Rose of Tralee, Maria Walsh of Phladelphia, returned this week from her groundbreaking win in one of Ireland’s most popular events. There’s a party for her on Saturday in the city. We have photos of the festivities at the airport.

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Get Ready to Laugh: Here Comes Mick Thomas
Aug29

Get Ready to Laugh: Here Comes Mick Thomas

The popular New York comic–originally from Wexford–is bringing his act to the Irish Center on September 5. This interview is just a taste of what’s to come.

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