South Carolina Rose

"The Rose of Tralee International Festival is one of Ireland's largest and longest running festivals, celebrating 60 years in 2019... Roses have come to reflect the aspirations of modern women, and they embrace the Irish diaspora in a positive way. A Rose represents the collective aspirations, responsibilities, and ambitions of a variety of communities and backgrounds, united by a desire to celebrate Irish heritage."

In April of 2019, Cat was selected as the South Carolina Rose. In August, she was flown to Ireland to represent the Irish diaspora in the state of South Carolina at the 60th Annual Rose of Tralee International Festival. There she toured the country, partook in community service, and spent her days in the company of other exceptional Irish women from around the world.



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