There will be more than just a passing interest, in and around Nenagh, in this years International Rose of Tralee Festival due to the involvement of Adelaide contestant Sarah Harrington who is returning home from Australia for three weeks for the event.
Daughter of Tom and Anna Harrington, Sarah has been in Australia for more than a year now and is really looking forward to coming home for the big event, one of the social highlights of the festival year in Ireland.
A past pupil of St Mary’s primary and secondary schools in Nenagh, Sarah is the second youngest in the family of six , and with four sisters in the family, Sarah is sure to have plenty of support to ensure that she is all set for the big event in the Dome in Tralee.
Her sister Deirdre is currently in Melbourne while another sister Mary is working as a teacher in Abu Dhabi.
Sarah has a Degree in Physiology and Health Science from Carlow IT and also a Degree in Physiotherapy from Salford University in Manchester. Aged 26, she is really looking forward to coming home and is sure to receive a huge welcome back in her native Nenagh when she pays a flying visit at some stage during her sojourn.
Tom and Anna spent Christmas Day with Sarah when they visited ‘Down Under’ last year and Tom admits that, though his daughter misses home at times, she is very taken with life in Australia.
“It’s a different way of live there alright and she really loves it. This Rose of Tralee Festival is giving her the chance to come home though and she is really looking forward to that. She will be home for about three weeks and has to be back in Adelaide by the end of August to present the winning price in their big racing festival - that’s one of the privileges that goes with being the Adelaide Rose of Tralee,” Tom told The Tipperary Star this week.
The proud parents, family members and friends will head down to Tralee for the Festival and are looking forward to taking in all that goes with the celebrations. It is a very busy time indeed and there will be plenty to see and do when the Fetsival of Tralee gets underway.
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