Occupation: Walt Disney World employee
22-year-old Elizabeth’s grandfather, Tom O’Donoghue, grew up in Listowel and her great grandparents hailed from Mayo and Cork. She says her "Pappap" was a loyal Kerry Man until the day he passed and she hopes he will be smiling down as she takes part in the Rose of Tralee festival.
Elizabeth keeps busy performing with the Irish Echos in Orlando, working at Walt Disney World in the entertainment department and acting as the Production Director of the children’s ministry at her church.
She was inspired to volunteer her time to the Special Olympics because of her brother, Michael, who is severely mentally and physically disabled due to a rare syndrome.
"I will carry Mikey in my heart as I travel to Ireland to compete for the prestigious title of Rose of Tralee!"