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Irish Heritage Center of Cincinnati's Ohio Rose of Tralee contestant Kathleen Rose O'Donnell is the State of Ohio Rose winner!
Kathleen Rose O'Donnell now represents the Irish Heritage Center, our city of Cincinnati and all of the state of Ohio. Congratulations to the first ever Ohio Rose from Cincinnati!
Kathleen was the perfect choice to represent the IHC in the Rose of Tralee. She is 21 years old and a very talented, smart, friendly young girl who loves her Irish heritage and ancestral connection to Ireland. Kathleen has been a volunter for the past 6 years at the Irish Center selling tickets, ushering, portraying characters like "Molly Malone" and "Annie Moore", and choreographing and performing Ballet and Hooping pieces onstage during our largest events.
Last week end she received an impromptu standing ovation when she finished her spectacular hooping performance to a vital Irish jig at the Westside Irish American Club in Westlake, (Cleveland) Ohio. The competition was tough, but the adjudicators all agreed that Kathleen was their choice to represent Ohio in the annual Rose of Tralee International Festival in Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland, for 2016. As the famous Irish songs says "She was lovely and fair as the rose of the summer".
You can see our Ohio Rose at the Irish Center in Cincinnati during Macy's Arts Wave Sampler event when "Mystic Rose the Hooper" takes the stage at 3 PM. It takes place on Saturday February 27th, starting at 11 AM. Kathleen will also be at the St.Patrick's Parade Day Festival at the Irish Heritage Center. After appearing in the parade itself, she will perform her remarkable hooping act that brought down the house in Cleveland on the Irish Heritage Center Theater Stage. She will show her sash and talk to the children about her journey afterward. On St Patrick's day itself, look for Kathleen Rose at the IHC during the all day entertainment..Call the Irish Heritage Center at 513-533-0100 for more information.
As Ohio Rose, Kathleen has won
- A twelve day all-expense paid trip to the competition in Ireland including airfair, hotels, and meals
- A unique wardrobe (including hats) created for each of the events by Irish Designer Rebekah Wall, (a one-time offer to the Ohio Rose for 2016 only)
- A one thousand dollar Spending Docket
- Plus a one thousand dollar contribution from the Ohio Rose Committee to be donated to the charity of her choice in her name.
In August of this year the 2016 competition will be held in Tralee and more than sixty entrants will compete to become one of the thirty-two finalists, attending numerous social and special events. Contestants from Ireland and from across the globe will meet there and one young woman will be chosen to be an ambassador of Irish Good Will for the year following.
Entrants must be Irish born or of Irish descent, unmarried, and between the ages of 18 and 28.
Congratulations to our Ohio Rose, Kathleen Rose O'Donnell!!
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