Oonagh is Sales Director at Newbridge Silverware and Chairperson of the 2007 Rose of Tralee Judging Panel. In her capacity as Sales Director of Newbridge Silverware Oonagh oversees the development of retail outlets across Ireland and the UK .
For the past 4 years Oonagh has been highly committed to the Rose of Tralee Festival and has carried out her role as Chairperson of the judging panel to great effect.
“I thoroughly enjoy my role with the Rose of Tralee and admire all the amazing young ladies that participate in the event yearly” said Oonagh
“This truly is a unique celebration and I am very proud to be associated for the 4th
year running with Ireland`s premier heritage event”.
Sharon Ní Bheoláin
Sharon Ní Bheoláin is co-anchor on RTE’s 6:1 News, an award winning
journalist, she has worked as news reporter and presenter on RTE 2's News 2
and Nuacht RTE. She also presented RTE's popular Irish language series
Turas Teanga. She is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin.
Executive Chairman, Irish Sports Institute
Sean Kelly is currently Executive Chairman of the Irish Institute of Sport. He is the former president of the GAA being the first Kerryman to hold the office. He will always be associated with the opening of Croke Park to soccer and rugby which was an overwhelming success for all of Ireland this year.
He is married to Juliette and they have four children, Padraig (23), Mairead (21), Laurence (18) and Julie (12). The family live in Killarney.
CEO of Slatterys Travel
David Slattery is CEO of Slatterys Travel, Irelands largest tour
operator and one of Kerry's biggest employers. Slatterys Travel is an
award winning, family owned company, with a catalogue of firsts in the
Irish travel industry. Slatterys Travel has revolutionised regional air
travel from Ireland and now fly from more Irish airports, including,
Waterford, Knock and Galway, than any other Irish airline. Slatterys
Travel operates Ireland's only direct service from Ireland to South
Africa with a weekly flight from Dublin to Cape Town. As a born and bred Tralee native, David is honoured to be part of this years judging
Kirsty O'Shea (nee Flynn)
International Rose of Tralee 1993
After being crowned International Rose of Tralee 1993, Kirsty returned to Ireland and lived in her native Dublin for ten years where she predominantly worked as marketing manager for an Irish telecoms company. Itchy feet eventually took Kirsty to London where she now works for Goldman Sachs, the American Investment Bank, within the Financial Sponsors Group.
Kirsty married in May this year, and she and her husband plan to return to Ireland in the near future.
Kirsty has maintained her involvement with the Rose of Tralee at several regional selections over the years. This is her ninth festival since 1993 and she is delighted to be returning as a judge.