Kilkenny Rose, Helena Hughes pictured with Daithí O Sé at the Rose of Tralee festival
The good humour and sunny disposition of Helena Hughes shone through during her television appearance at the Rose of Tralee finals on Monday evening.
The 26-year-old buying assistant for Brown Thomas is currently completing a Masters degree.
On stage Helena wowed the judges and the audience as she explained how her ‘modern family’ works and how she is grateful to be surrounded by such a loving network of people.
Helena has described her time in Tralee as 'incredible' and 'one of the best experiences of her life'.