Occupation: Investor Relations
Age: 25

"My name is Carly McGrath, and I am humbled to represent Toronto in this year's Rose of Tralee Festival. My parents are native Irish; they emigrated to Toronto in the late 80s. When I was two, we moved back home to Cooley, Co Louth. Having the shore at my doorstep and a quad to hop on in the evening was my ideal way of growing up! 

"In 2014, I received my Bachelor of Arts (International Honours) degree from Maynooth University. Throughout my studies, I had the pleasure of studying abroad in the University of Vienna, Austria, where I specialised in Economics and Cultural Studies. Shortly after I graduated, I decided to follow in my parents' footsteps and call Toronto home, again. I work within the financial services industry in Investor Relations at Citco (Canada) Inc. 

"I love staying active and playing sports. I play GAA for Durham Robert Emmet's GFC and I am also the club's first female referee. In addition, I train and compete in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. To say I am passionate about it would be an understatement! 

"I am very excited about the festival in Tralee - August couldn't come quick enough!"