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The 2016 Travelling Rose says she would like the chance to represent the travelling community in the Rose of Tralee International Festival in the future.

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Sammy McCarthy was crowned the Irish Travelling Rose in Listowel on Sunday last.

The Listowel native says she would like the chance to represent the travelling community in the Rose of Tralee, however, many traveller women do not enter such competitions because of a lack of confidence.

The 16-year-old adds there would be extra pressure on any traveller women taking part due to other contestants’ qualifications