Rose accepts Ice bucket challenge

Meanwhile the newly crowned Rose of Tralee is the latest celebrity to take part in the ice bucket challenge.

Rose ice bucket
With thanks to Domnick Walsh
Maria Walsh took the challenge this morning in Tralee Town Park. The social media phenomenon which involves pouring a bucket of ice water over your head, posting the video online, and then nominating someone else in the name of charity, started about two weeks ago. It has raised millions for motor neurone disease and cancer charities worldwide. The Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association has already benefited to the tune of €20,000.