A visit by the International Rose of Tralee

The 2014 International Rose of Tralee, Maria Walsh, made a flying visit to New Zealand, and found time to drop into the Hutt Valley Irish Society to meet our members, and to find out a little about who we are and what we do. It was a fun evening. Have a look for yourself:


Funny - David's normally on the other end of the camera!

Trying on the crown for size


Waving properly is an important part of the role which needs to be mastered early!






A serious discussion


Shirley talking to Ciaran about being an escort in Tralee

Food, drink, and conversation - Irish essentials?
















The photographer photographed


Watch the Powhiri (welcome) of Maria & her party into the Hutt Valley Irish Society (opens in a new window)


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