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‘Dreams really do come true’

Thursday, 29 June 2017

‘Dreams really do come true’ thumbnailLimavady teacher Sarah Colhoun who was named as the ‘Derry Rose’ at the selection night held on Saturday at the Millennium Forum.

A young Limavady woman is "over the moon" after being crowned the 2017 'Derry Rose.' Sarah Colhoun, 24, was given the "great honour" at the 'Derry Rose' selection night held in the Millennium Forum on Saturday night. This remarkable achievement means that Sarah will now represent her beloved county at the Rose of Tralee International Festival in August. The festival is a global event which is celebrated amongst Irish communities all over the world.
Sarah was the second last 'Rose' to be chosen out of the 64 'Roses' who will attend the festival in Tralee later this summer and also the first 'Derry Rose' to come from Limavady.
She said: "It was all a blur for a couple of minutes. After my name was called out, I was asked to describe how I felt and I honestly cannot remember what I said! It was just so surreal.
“It's nice to get involved in various events in the community and it's also a great promotion for my town as there has never been a Derry Rose from Limavady.
“My experience proves that dreams really do come true as it was always something I dreamed of doing from a young age."
For the ambitious 24-year-old, the overall experience has been wonderful: "It really is a unique and life changing experience," she said. "I would encourage all girls to consider taking part in representing their county on an international level whilst promoting themselves and everything that their area has to offer."

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