Nicola from Luxembourg new Rose of Tralee!

Luxembourg Rose Nicola McEvoy is the 2012 Rose of Tralee. 

Nicola was presented on the Festival Dome stage with her Rose of Tralee sash by Ronan O'Gara and her Newbridge Silverware tiara by 2011 Rose of Tralee Tara Talbot.

Today, Nicola has been attending photoshoots in and around Tralee and giving interviews to journalists.

Born and raised in County Cork, Nicola works as a secondary school History, Human Science and Geography teacher at the European School of Luxembourg. She has a degree in History & Geography and a Masters in Historical Research, in addition to a teaching diploma and completed her teaching practice at her old school. The 26-year-old loves keeping fit, is a member of Luxembourg GAA where she plays alongside French, Germans and Scandinavians who have taken to the sport. She enjoys cooking and experimenting in the kitchen, and has an interest in Renaissance art as it is her favourite topic to teach in History. In the future Nicola plans to take six months to travel around Asia, Australia and South America and take part in a voluntary education programme.