Wild Rose ladies in Manorhamilton
Beautiful ladies were very much in evidence when a super programme of events was revealed at the 2019 Manorhamilton International Wild Rose Festival launch by Festival chairman, Tommy Flynn on Thursday evening in Biddy’s Bar Beer Garden.
Highlight of launch ceremony was announce- ment of the ten contestants for Festival Wild Rose title; the winner of which will be announced during the Festival week, which runs in Manorhamilton from Sunday, July 21 to Sunday, July 28.
The stunning contestants for 2019 Wild Rose of Manorhamilton title and the places they are representing are Caroline Gallagher Donegal, Marian Sheridan Dromahair, Teresa Gilligan Dublin, Sonia Norris Fermanagh, Ciara McKinney Galway, Chloe McGovern Leitrim, Bronagh McCauley London, Soraya Ricalde Madrid, Jennifer Robinson Manorhamilton and Niamh Harney Sligo.
The Manorhamilton Wild Rose Festival Committee members are Chairperson Tommy Flynn, Secretary Danny Feely, Joint Treasurers Breege Golden and Eileen Harte, Committee – Martha Morris, Al Morris, Finbar Twomey, Treasa Nealon, Cormac O’Mahony and Oisin McDonald.
Renowned Leitrim actor and writer, Seamus O’Rourke Carrigallen will compere a top class concert on Thursday night, July 25 in the Bee Park Community Centre during which the 2019 Manorhamilton Wild Rose winner will be crowned.
Speaking during the launch ceremony on Thursday and after welcoming all the Wild Roses to it, Chairperson Tommy Flynn remarked “they would have lots of things to do during the festival, including cutting turf.”
Paying tribute to his Committee, who having been working on Festival events preparations for the past eighteen months, Tommy said “we have a great Committee; a great hard working Committee.”
Mr. Flynn went on to say “without sponsorship festivals like this cannot take place. We have got fantastic sponsorship from local people, businesses – Sligo, Carrick-on-Shannon – you name it.”
Meantime an International Wild Rose Festival office will open on Main Street Manorhamilton later this week.