Rose Megan on aid mission
WITH the search already underway for the 2017 Louth Rose, Megan Ferguson speaks of the ‘proud role’ she currently holds as ‘ the best experience of my life.’
The Carlingford native is in the last few months as Louth Rose, and is preparing for what may be her biggest challenge -a visit to an orphanage in Chernobyl.
Megan will be joining a group of twenty roses who are travelling to Chernobyl, a country devastated by a nuclear explosion in the 1980s.
As she prepares to join the group of other Roses and escorts as they travel to Belarus with Adi Roche’s Chernobyl Children International, Megan tells of the unique bond between the ‘Rose of Tralee family’.
‘It really is the best part of this whole experience, the people I have met, and the extraordinary amount of support we have all been able to give each other on this journey.’
The 21 year old who works in The Four Seasons Hotel, Carlingford, says she is ‘ prouder than I ever could have imagined’ at representing her county.
‘Honestly, every time I put on the sash, it’s like pulling on the county jersey.’
It’s been a whirlwind of a year, we’ve had so many different events, from a trip to Germany where we visited the Christmas markets and we will be going to New York for the St Patrick’s Day Parade.
Now in the last few months of her role, she is appealing to all young women who feel they want to ‘develop their personality and confidence, and have the experience of a lifetime’ to apply for the 2017 competition.
‘ The most difficult part of the whole process is actually getting your application form in. Once you do that, it’s a great process to be part of, no matter how far you go with it.’
‘Anyone who wants to talk about any aspect of the application, they can contact me through my facebook page.,’ said Megan.
Application forms are available on www.roseoftralee. ie. A Louth Rose selection night will be held in Louth in the spring,