Returning to her father’s native Zambia, raising money for Pieta House and bringing happiness to everyone.
Those are among the priorities of the 2018 Rose of Tralee Kirsten Mate Maher.
The 21-year-old, who represented Waterford, sings in the island of Ireland Peace Choir, which was formed in the wake of the Omagh bombing.
Kirsten, who is a keen hockey player, was accepted yesterday to Waterford Institute of Technology to study multimedia but says she may have to defer.
She is very proud to be the first Irish-African Rose of Tralee: