One of the great surviving festivals is the Strawberry Fair, now in it’s 52nd year, and continuing to draw large numbers to Enniscorthy on the June Bank Holiday Weekend.
Despite all the attractions, including music, culture and something for everybody – not forgetting the mouth-watering fresh strawberries and cream – is the Strawberry Festival Queen competition. This year eleven beauties are having the time of their life and by Sunday night one of the pretty princesses will be crowned ‘Starberry Fair Queen 2019’. WHO WILL IT BE?
ABIGAIL GORDON is a psycholody student that would love the opportunity “to promote and represent our beautiful town.”
DANIELLE MAHER is a pre-school room leader from Oylegate who believes “it would be a great honour and a privilege to join a long list of wonderful women who have worn the crown for over 50 years.”
TRIONA MOONEY is a radiography student from Adamstown, who describes herself as “a very active, outgoing, and bubbly girl,” who grew up going to the Strawberry Festival.
JOY QUIGLEY believes there is something special in her identity. “Joy by name. Joy by nature.” From Ferns she meets and greets the public in her role as recptionist at Treacy’s Hotel, Enniscorthy.
CEILI BREEN is a very creative girl with a passion for art and music. Would love to be Strawberry Queen because of her unique qualities such as “extremely friendly and caring to others.”
TESSA CROSBIE has a positive outlook on life. “I think it is every little girls’ dream to become a Queen and I could finally live that fantasy.”
SINEAD KEARNS says she would love to be Queen because she wants to be a role model to others. “I think it would be a fantastic opportunity to be a part of lots of fun events and being a part of future plans.”
MEGAN DOBBS from Enniscorthy is studying psychiatric nursing at Waterford Institute of Technology. Would love “spending time working in the community providing home care to the elderly.”
ROISÍN O’BRIEN works for Biju in The Holy Grail in the centre of Enniscorthy and would like “to win Strawberry Queen to be an ambassador for Enniscorthy and County Wexford.”
LISA CROSBIE is from Courtnacuddy, plays football with the local club and has a passion for baking and make-up! If Lisa is Queen she would like to be “a role model for younger girls.”
CIARA O’CONNOR hails from Ballymurn and is busy with her Masters’ study in accounting at Maynooth College. Representing Wheelock Fruits and also works there amongst the fresh fruit and enjoys meeting people.