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DkIT Are Blooming Delighted for Meath Rose

01 June 2023

DkIT postgraduate Midwifery student Lane Galvin was recently announced as the Meath Rose and will progress to this year’s Rose of Tralee competition in August.

Lane hails from Navan, County Meath, she attended DkIT as an undergraduate where she successfully completed her degree in Midwifery. Lane is now back studying in the Institute and is currently completing a Masters through research around trauma informed care.

The Rose of Tralee International Festival is one of Ireland’s oldest and largest festivals located in the heart of the Kingdom of Kerry and is an integral part of modern Ireland’s heritage. The winner of the Rose of Tralee is selected on the basis of personality and should be a good role-model for the festival and ambassador for Ireland during her travels around the world. The festival bills itself as a celebration of the "aspirations, ambitions, intellect, social responsibility and Irish heritage" of modern young women.

Lane's research is being supervised by Dr Anita Byrne and Dr Kevin McKenna and is being funded by the Technological University Transformation Fund (TUTF). Along with undertaking her Masters Research, Lane is currently working as a midwife in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda and she hopes the research she is undertaking will inform and support the future educational curriculum for training midwifes.

Lane was recently a judge at the Scifest @DkIT where she said

“I’m so delighted to have been selected as the Meath Rose and I’m extremely proud to represent my county, it’s such an amazing opportunity to meet new people and affect positive change and have a constructive impact on good causes. I was also thrilled to be selected to judge at Scifest@DkIT, it is amazing to see so many young scientists of the future, I absolutely love this Institute, I was so lucky to get to complete my degree here as the nursing and midwifery facilities are amazing on campus. I’m grateful to be back doing my Masters in DkIT in such a supportive environment pursuing research on a subject I feel so passionate about”.

The winner of the Rose of Tralee Festival is the woman deemed best to match the attributes relayed in the Rose of Tralee song: "lovely and fair" and Lane Galvin from Navan, Co Meath is most definitely both. All the staff and students of DkIT wish Lane the very best at this event.

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