A local woman is on a mission to put 'Tydavnet on the map' after she was crowned as the Monaghan Rose over the weekend.
Rachel Woods will now represent County Monaghan at this year's Rose of Tralee Festival which will take place on TV screens across the country this coming August.
While the 20-year-old says she is still in a state of "disbelief" since her name was called out on stage at the The Glencarn Hotel on Saturday night, she has praised the people of Tydavnet and wider Monaghan area for their support.
On her return to work this morning, the Tydavnet native who works at St Tiarnachs Primary School in Clones, says she was 'treated like a celebrity' by students who welcomed her back with a smile from "ear to ear."
Speaking to Northern Sound, Rachel described her recent triumph as a 'life-changing opportunity', and is looking forward to representing Monaghan at this year's event.