Donegal Rose Tamara Payne will represent her county in the Rose of Tralee International Festival in August.

She is one of 23 Roses who were shortlisted last night to proceed to the televised stages of the event in Tralee.

The Rose of Tralee Regional Finals in Portlaoise brought together 60 Roses from all over the world, each vying for a place on stage with Daithi O Se in the Festival Dome.

Tamara is also broadcaster on her local station Owenea FM.

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