Philly’s Rose

Sinead deRoiste decked out in her pageant finery. (Photo courtesy of the Irish Immigration and Pastoral Centre of Philadelphia).

By Irish America Staff
October / November 2004

Sinead deRoiste was the first African-American Rose to compete in the Rose of Tralee competition in Ireland on August 24. A daughter of an Irish father and African-American mother, she proudly represented Philadelphia in the contest. Sinead is a niece of Adi Roche, the Irish founder of the Chernobyl Children Project. ♦

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