Kilkenny Rose, Helena Hughes pictured with her escort Jack Heffernan
Kilkenny Rose, Helena Hughes will take part in the live televised finals in the Rose of Tralee festival tonight.
The 26-year-old has immensely enjoyed her Rose experience to date and celebrated her 26th birthday with her Rose family on Tuesday.
"It has been brilliant so far - I am loving every moment of it - it has been one of the best experiences of my life," she said.
The finals will be aired live this evening on RTE One at 8pm.