The Rose of Tralee has announced her plans for the year ahead.
This week Maggie McEldowney’s returned for the first time to Ireland since being crowned the 2016 Rose of Tralee.
Miss McEldowney aims to visit every county in Ireland, and become the first Rose to visit every Rose Centre throughout North America (18).
In the summer, she hopes to head Down Under to Australia and New Zealand.
The Chicago native will travel to Kolkata, India with The HOPE Foundation in November before returning to Ireland for the New Year to launch the search for the 2017 Rose of Tralee in January.