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Maggie McEldowney is today spending her first full-day as the new Rose of Tralee.


The 27-year-old last night became the 58th holder of the title in front of a packed Dome.


Maggie McEldowney representing Chicago is crowned the 2016 International Rose of Tralee in the Festival Dome live on RTÉ Photo By Domnick Walsh © Eye Focus LTD - www.dwalshphoto.ie Tralee Co Kerry Ireland Mobile Phone : 00353 87 26 72 033 Land Line : 00 353 66 71 22 981 E/mail : info@dwalshphoto.ie WEB Site : www.dwalshphoto.ie


Maggie, who works as the Director of Development in a Chicago high school, was first on stage last night and sang “A Little Bit of Heaven”.


Rose of Tralee 2016 Maggie McEldowney


The active fundraiser’s Irish roots come from Derry and she says she is thrilled to represent Chicago, which hasn’t won the title in almost 30 years.


Maggie McEldowney Rose of Tralee 2016


Maggie can’t wait to spend a lot more time in Ireland:

And you can hear more with the 2016 Rose of Tralee who will be live in studio on Kerry Today this morning with Treasa Murphy.