Former Longford Roses Grainne Fox and Ciara Kearney with Tommy Butler.
Although Longford had no Rose at the 2009 Final, the county had two of it's former Roses present. They were Ciara Kearney (2008) and Grainne Fox (2007). All of this information comes care of the Longford Leader. And of course Tomy Butler, from Longford was an Escort!
And if al of this is not enough, the Longford Leader goes on to detail many other Longford connections with the Rose of Tralee.
To be found here.