I'm Saoirse Gibbons, I am 25 years old and this year's Leitrim Rose. I live in Drumshanbo, Co Leitrim. I am a very proud Leitrim woman and as a result, I am delighted to have been selected to represent the people of Leitrim and everything our beautiful county has to offer.

I love to explore the scenic parts of our country, through adventuring and hiking to hidden gems in the region.

I am attending the University of Ireland Galway where I am studying Drama, Theatre and Performance with Gaeilge. Tá grá agam don ár dteanga dúchais agus thaitin an deis agam chun éa chur chun cinn. I would love to help promote and help to grow the love of the language as part of my future career.

I volunteer with the Galway University Musical Society, previously a first-year mentor, and I am now part of the youth advisory panel (YAP) for JIGSAW, the National Centre for Youth Mental Health. Improving mental health amongst young people is very important to me. I believe we can make a real difference to young people's mental health.

I hope to keep working with and volunteering with various organisations in the future.