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Northern Ohio Rose of Tralee

Northern Ohio Rose of Tralee
April 27, 2012


The Rose of Tralee International Festival pursues a celebration that showcases the inner qualities, grace, intelligence, wit, charm and achievement that characterize modern young Irish women world wide.

More information regarding this time-honored festival dating back to 1959 can be found at www.roseoftralee.ie, which is the Rose of Tralee International Festival's official web site. A great showing of support for the Northern Ohio Rose Centre can be achieved by visiting "Ohio" under the "Centres" tab on this site.

The Northern Ohio Rose event was held at LaCentre in Westlake on April 27, 2012. Dan Coughlin served as Master of Ceremonies.

Dan Coughlin

Dan Coughlin


Marybeth Ions (violin) Jack Ciarniello (piano) entertained.

Marybeth Ions (violin)  Jack Ciarniello (piano)

Marybeth Ions and Jack Ciarniello

Marybeth Ions


The 2012 Northern Ohio Rose of Tralee candidates and their escorts were piped into the hall by bagpiper Bruce Grieg.

Bruce Grieg bagpiper

Bruce Grieg


Northern Ohio Rose of Tralee contestants 2012

Northern Ohio Rose of Tralee contestants and escorts




2012 finalists from across the Greater Cleveland area were Brenna Behan and Caitlin Mackin, both of Westlake; Madeline Fox of Lakewood; Mary Cooper of Euclid; Tara Quinn of South Euclid and Ashley Speaker of Southington.

2011 Northern Ohio Rose Bridget Linton was on hand for the ceremony.

2011 Northern Ohio Rose Bridget Linton

2011 Northern Ohio Rose Bridget Linton


National Anthems sung by Katie Cooper

National Anthems sung by Katie Cooper


1971 Rose Linda Schubeck, Brett Luengo and 2011 Rose Bridget Linton

1971 Rose Linda Schubeck, Westlake World Partners Co.'s Brett Luengo
and 2011 Rose Bridget Linton



Judges of the Northern Ohio Rose

Judges of the Northern Ohio Rose

Judges of the Northern Ohio Rose


Contestants and escorts

Contestants and escorts



The Leneghan Dancers performed at the ceremony and were joined by 2011 Rose Bridget Linton for a number.

The Leneghan Dancers

Leneghan Dancers


Bridget Linton with The Leneghan Dancers

Bridget Linton with Leneghan Dancers





Ashley Speaker was crowned the 2012 Northern Ohio Rose.

Ashley Speaker - 2012 Northern Ohio Rose

Ashley Speaker - 2012 Northern Ohio Rose


Ashley Speaker - 2012 Northern Ohio Rose


Ashley Speaker - 2012 Northern Ohio Rose with escort

Ashley Speaker - 2012 Northern Ohio Rose with escort


Ashley Speaker - 2012 Northern Ohio Rose with escort



Enjoy these images from the 2012 Northern Rose ceremony.

Tom Scanlon and Gerry Quinn

Tom Scanlon and Gerry Quinn


Westlake Mayor Dennis Clough, Tana and John Carney and Bryan Falk

Westlake Mayor Dennis Clough,
Tana and John Carney and Bryan Falk


Denise McConville and Rex Harper

Denise McConville and Rex Harper


Scott and Randi Fatzinger

Scott and Randi Fatzinger


Vera and Tom Casey

Vera and Tom Casey


Steve and Francine Tirpak and Jim Horan

Steve and Francine Tirpak and Jim Horan


Scott Ziance with David and Kelly Campbell

Scott Ziance with David and Kelly Campbell


Escorts Sgt Frederek Willard, Cpl Timothy Lilley, Sgt. Carlos Tong and Sgt. Douglas Sinclair

Escorts Sgt Frederek Willard, Cpl Timothy Lilley,
Sgt. Carlos Tong and Sgt. Douglas Sinclair


Gerry Quinn, Regina Costello and Dan Coughlin

Gerry Quinn, Regina Costello and Dan Coughlin


Egon Luengo and Ed Shubeck

Egon Luengo and Ed Shubeck


Jack Mulloy, Wally Votteler and Coletta Mulloy

Jack Mulloy, Wally Votteler and Coletta Mulloy


Ashley and Marjorie Speaker

Ashley and Marjorie Speaker


Kathy and Brett Luengo

Kathy and Brett Luengo


Katie Cooper and Bridget Conway

Katie Cooper and Bridget Conway


Tara Quinn and supporters

Tara Quinn and supporters


Chris, Kathleen and Katie Cooper

Chris, Kathleen and Katie Cooper


Brett Luengo, Ken and Lynn Brady and Karen Killeen

Brett Luengo, Ken and Lynn Brady and Karen Killeen


Ashley Speaker - 2012 Northern Ohio Rose and Bridget Linton, 2011 Rose

Ashley Speaker - 2012 Northern Ohio Rose
and Bridget Linton, 2011 Rose


Congratulations to Ashley Speaker - 2012 Northern Ohio Rose

Congratulations to Ashley Speaker - 2012 Northern Ohio Rose


More information on the 2013 Northern Rose event


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