Local support for Rose Contestants

Three of the International Rose Contestants due in the county next Friday will have local support. The Boston Rose, Caitlin Monahan, has relations in Killarney, from where her mother’s parents hail. Student Sophie Cleary is representing Queensland and can also claim Kerry ancestry.Meanwhile, the San Francisco Rose K C Mc Cabe has cousins in Killorglin and will also rely on her aunt who represented San Francisco in 1971. This year’s contestants will gather in Dublin on Wednesday and will spend a few days in Galway before arriving in Tralee on Friday.