Shannon Larkin Kennedy
The next contestant hoping to follow in the footsteps of the current Rose of Tralee, Jennifer Byrne, is Shannon Larkin Kennedy
Shannon is 19 years old and from Killeigh. Shannon received a QQI level 5 in Nursing Studies and is currently in her first year in Athlone Institute of Technology studying Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Physchiatric Nursing.
In her profile Shannon says, "I work part-time in O’Donovan’s Pharmacy for the last 4 years, I managed to get this job as part of work experience in Transition Year in school, I completed my leaving cert in 2016 where I attended school in Killina Presentation Secondary School, I played football for my school. I also play football for my local football club, Shamrocks Ladies. I have won many county finals underage with my club and was one of 2 who joint captained our team the year we won our U16 county final!"
Shannon is sponsored by O'Donovans Pharmacy in Tullamore where she is a part time sales assistant.