Sinead Flanagan has been crowned the 2019 Rose of Tralee

Sinead Flanagan, who represented Co Limerick, has been crowned the 2019 Rose of Tralee.

And the 2019 Rose of Tralee is... Sinead Flanagan #RoseOfTralee

— Rose of Tralee (@RoseofTralee_) August 27, 2019

27-year-old Flanagan is a native of Mungret in Co Limerick and now lives in Adare while working as a junior doctor in Co Cork.

Sinead Flanagan (Rose of Tralee)

Sinead Flanagan (Rose of Tralee)

On August 27, following a week's worth of activities and press appearances around Ireland as well as two nights of live televised interviews, Sinead Flanagan was officially named the 2019 Rose of Tralee.

The Rose of Tralee shared the exciting moment in a video on their Facebook page:

And the 2019 Rose of Tralee is ....

Publiée par Rose of Tralee International Festival sur Mardi 27 août 2019

Flanagan will follow in the steps of the 2018 Rose of Tralee, Kristen Mate Maher.

What is the Rose of Tralee?

tHE Rose of Tralee is an annual festival hosted in Tralee, Co Kerry that brings together women of Irish descent from all around the world for the chance be crowned the Rose of Tralee.

Irish television presenter Daithi O’Se, himself a native of Co Kerry, has been hosting the program that is held every August for the past ten years. (Fun fact - Daithi met his wife Rita, who was competing as the New Jersey Rose, when he was a judge during the 2008 competition!)

In honor his tenth year as host, O'Se received some very special gifts from the festival sponsors: