Just after 11.30 p.m. on Tuesday, the 2022 Rose of Tralee, Rachel Duffy, gave her the sash.

The 27-year-old works with clients to help them develop and carry out strategic digital and in-store campaigns as the vice president of national sales for a consumer marketing business. Eddie and Majella, her parents, moved to Westchester, New York, in their 20s after being born and reared in Templeglantine and Kilmallock.

Following two nights, Dáithí Ó Sé and Kathryn Thomas made the news live to local and international audiences from Kerry Sports Academy at MTU.

Viewers from nations such as Australia, France, Germany, Ukraine, and the United States tuned in throughout the course of two nights.

As soon as Róisn was carried away to the streets of Tralee, the festivities began. There, she will be introduced to the town and serenaded in front of the tens of thousands of spectators who had gathered for Midnight Madness and a fireworks show.

Róisn was astonished at the news and said, “I'm dumbfounded. I'm extremely appreciative and thrilled to represent my class, and I sincerely hope I can do them all honour. I'm very delighted to represent Ireland in New York as an Irish American who grew up in New York, and I feel so, so privileged to do so.”