Ennis native Ava Mahony has been chosen as the 2015 Rose of Clare after beating off stiff competition at the Clare Rose Selection which took place at The Inn At Dromoland.
Despite some initial concerns less than a month ago over the lack of entrants, a total of thirteen ladies put themselves forward for selection as the Clare Rose. A large crowd gathered at the event which took place over the weekend.
Twenty five year old Ava Mahony, a finance graduate from the University of Limerick will now go forward to represent the Banner County in the Regional Finals which take place in the Portlaoise Heritage Hotel from Thursday May 28th until to Sunday May 31st. Mahony impressed the judges the most of all the contestants at the event hosted by TV3 Weatherman Deric Ó h’Artagáin.
Ava now succeeds Cratloe’s Joanne Gorman who made it all the way to the Dome in Tralee for the International Festival. Speaking following the event, Ms Mahony said it will be a privilege to represent her County.
All photos of the event are courtesy of Mahony Photography.
The thirteen Clare ladies that took part in the County Final were;
Adríenne Nugent sponsored by Shannon Ferries, aged 25, from Killimer.
Katrina Ní Bheacháin sponsored by sjt.ie, aged 25, from Shannon.
Ciara Collins sponsored by Technopath, aged 20, from Killaloe.
Aoife Casey sponsored by O’Donoghues Fanor, aged 19, from Liscannor.
Síofra Mulqueen sponsored by Riverlodge Health & Leisure, aged 19, from Barefield.
Megan Quinn O’Brien sponsored by Eurospar NOF, aged 25 from Newmarket-on-Fergus.
Sarah-Louise McCarthy sponsored by Malone Barber Shop, aged 25 from Newmarket.
Jennifer Smyth sponsored by Smyth’s General Merchants, aged 25 from Feakle.
Jennifer Akujobi sponsored by Supermacs Ennis, aged 25 from Ennis.
Ava Mahony sponsored by Mahony Photography, aged 25 from Ennis.
Katie Reddan sponsored by Spin SouthWest, aged 22 from Broadford.
Katie Monaghan sponsored by Dalmac, aged 20 from Ballina.
Esther Woods sponsored by Body Treats Beauty Salon, aged 24 from Ennis.