The last year has been an eventful one for this year’s Rose of Thurles, Amie Dwyer of the Source Café. Amie received various prizes which included a Sinead Ní Ríain photo shoot, a custom-made tiara handcrafted by Jennifer Hill of Tiarabelle, dinner for two in Parkers, Holycross, and flowers by Town and Country Flowers and a custom-made trophy from Yew crafts.
Advertising for the Café in local papers and advertisers. Although the prizes are great for the winner, Amie also has been an ambassador for Thurles and was special guest at many events during the year. Rose Amie attended the opening night of the Thurles Musical Society who preformed Calamity Jane which was a very successful night. Further to this, Amie opened the Thurles Harvest Festival which was held in Thurles Racecourse and organised by Cllr Jim Ryan. Amie also attended the Cabragh Wetlands Sports Day which was a great family day out. Our first rose was to attend the Country Music Festival in Holycross but due to work commitment was unable to attend. The Rose of Thurles committee would like to commend Amie for all her efforts during the year and it has been an honour to have you on our team.
This year’s event is in aid of Cystic Fibrosis prevention - any money raised this year will go to the CF section in Waterford Hospital. The Rose of Thurles is much bigger this year, says committeee organiser Evelyn Roberts.
“We have a committee made up of Organisers Sarah Ryan, and Demelza Ryan, and representing the CF section in Waterford. Demelza has two children with Cystic Fibrosis. Each time they require treatment they must travel a two-hour journey to the hospital.”
Rose and Danny of ‘Youngs, the Ragg’ are hosting this year’s Rose of Thurles gala ball on October 13th. Local families near the Ragg have also been affected by is families in the ragg by CF so the funds are desperately needed to help. Caroline Monaghan of ‘Weddings by Caroline’ has offered to decorate the hall for the night to fit in with the event.
“Last year we had the fortune of having Adain Mac from Tipp FM to MC our night,” adds Evelyn. “Adain has come aboard again this year to help us interview the stunning roses. Denis Ryan is the designer of this year’s poster. The Roses this year must be over 18 and represent a club, business or work place in Thurles or surrounding areas. The Rose of Thurles is about shopping local and boosting the local community. So get your ladies in ASAP. This is a great opportunity for the girls and the clubs, businesses or work places of Thurles.” Entry fee for roses is €50. This will include the sash of business and hair done on the night. Tickets for the event are €25 there will be a prize for best dressed couple. This will include food on the night and music from band J90. If you want to be involved in any way, for example, by competing to be a rose, donating a prize, or want to have a business stall at the event, you can contact Evelyn at 0862642892 or Facebook Rose of Thurles. email firstname.lastname@example.org. So looking forward to hearing from you!