Danielle O’Sullivan from Killarney is the 2016 Kerry Rose.
The 23-year-old law student, sponsored by Killarney Grand was chosen from 31 participants at the Kerry Rose Selection in Ballyroe Heights Hotel, Tralee last night.
66 Roses will take part in this year’s extended Festival which will feature two qualifying nights, but the Kerry Rose is the only one guaranteed a place in the televised selection nights.
Danielle is currently studying for her masters in human rights law in the University of Limerick, and plans on qualifying as a solicitor.
She played football with Legion has a black belt in Tae-Kwon-Do and has competed at national and international level and is also project leader for mental health as part of the US Embassy’s Youth Council.
Danielle said she’s honoured to have been selected to represent Kerry at the Rose of Tralee International Festival this August.