Barntown parish congratulates desert rose

Patricia, Patrice and Karen McGillycuddy pictured at the announcement of the selection of Patrice McGillycuddy, a teacher in Barntown National School, Co. Wexford, to attend this year’s Rose of Tralee representing Abu Dhabi, where she is on a career break.

“News of the Rose contestant was greeted with great excitement by all at the school, most especially the pupils who extend every good wish to Ms Gillycuddy,” said school board chairman, Fr John Carroll.