The entire community of Coláiste Bhríde and Co. Wicklow was behind our Wicklow Rose, Megan Swart on Monday, 17th August 2015, as she made her appearance on TV at the prestigious Rose of Tralee Festival.

It was indeed a momentous week for the youngest ever Rose, 18 year old Megan, who on Wednesday, 12th received her Leaving Certificate results from principal, Mrs. Dunne and on Monday, 17th her CAO offer. To call it a whirlwind is to minimise the experience. Megan dealt with it all in her stride!

When Daithí O’Sé probed the question about Megan’s future she was informed him that she got her course of choice, International Hospitality in Dublin Institute of Technology. Her experience in the Rose of Tralee will undoubtedly she said, “give me a sound start”.

Dressed in a stunning embellished gown supplied by Chloe O’Connell’s Skyfall Boutique, Gorey, (also a past pupil of Coláiste Bhríde), Megan looked beautiful. She did Wicklow proud as she spoke of her love for the county and how she and her family made it their home when they moved from South Africa about ten years ago.

If Megan was nervous in front of thousands onstage and many more across the globe, it didn’t show and there were plenty of laughs when she explained how she fainted years ago in front of her idol, Nicky Byrne, at a Westlife concert! All was remedied by Nicky who sent her a video message wishing her well with the Rose of Tralee!

Megan is now a past pupil of Coláiste Bhríde but her exemplary record and personality permeates all that our school aspires to – quality education in a caring environment that will prepare students for life and responsible citizenship and motivate them towards the achievement of their full potential.
Well done Megan!