July 18, 2019
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Kilkenny’s 5′ 11 Rose Clodagh is hoping her escort will measure up!

KILKENNY’S newly-crowned Rose is hoping she’ll be able to look her escort at the Tralee festival in the eye. Literally.

At 5′ 11, it’s understandable long-legged Clodagh Cassin would like her Rose of Tralee escort to be on the tall side.

She told KilkennyNow.ie: “I’m quite tall so I’d be hopeful that I would get an escort taller than me.”

The Maddockstown woman also revealed her family will be travelling with her to Tralee for the festival at the end of August: “They have booked accommodation for the week. My brother is coming home, he lives in London and is coming over for the festival.”

Clodagh is looking forward to meeting her fellow Roses at the festival. But for now the student and talented sportswoman has to her Rose duties aside as she studies for her final exams and competes in hockey competition.

“The exams are in the way at the moment but when they are over I can fully enjoy it [Rose duties],” said Clodagh, who is studying Agricultural Science at UCD and plans to go on to go to study a PME (Professional Masters in Education) in September to become a secondary school teacher.

And in just three weeks the busy Rose will be swapping exam halls for photoshoots, functions, interviews and parades.

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