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Traveller Road rage

NewsBy Lynne Kelleher
Traveller Road rage

Meet stunning Sammy McCarthy who found herself as the only contestant at the country’s first ever traveller rose pageant - after it was hit by a string of mishaps.

Crowds lined the streets of Listowel outside the Risin’ Sun venue in the hope of getting a glimpse of the traveller girls in their trademark flamboyant outfits on Friday night.

The crowds were also looking to catch sight of TV star and pageant judge Thelma Madine - the dressmaker who shot to fame in Channel 4’s Big Fat Gypsy Wedding.

But it was a night of no-shows at the contest after it became mired in controversy this week.

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