Maria Walsh

2014 Rose of Tralee Winner, Maria Walsh is Plan International Ireland's latest Ambassador. Passionate about girls' rights, youth empowerment and education, Maria will support our work to keep girls in school, protect them from abuse and enable women set up their own businesses.


Introducing our Ambassador …

Maria Walsh

We’re  thrilled that Maria Walsh, the 2014 Rose of Tralee, has come on board and signed up to be our organisation’s latest Ambassador.

Known for her deep commitment to youth and gender equality, we’re excited to be working with Maria.

Over the next number of months and years, you’re going to see a lot more of Maria and Plan International Ireland working together to promote child rights and, in particular, girls rights.

A Rose to … Ghana

In May 2016, Maria had the opportunity to visit one of our programme countries, Ghana to see first hand the type of work that Plan International does for children, their families, and their communities.

After returning to Ireland, Maria said this:

Too many people talk about gender equality, but do little about it. Plan International is on the ground, changing attitudes, promoting education and making life better for girls and young women.

Ambassador Maria Walsh  takes a selfie after the BIAAG soccer game.
Plan International Ireland Ambassador, Maria Walsh visits a VSLA and market on her recent visit to Ghana.
While visiting a Plan International health clinic, our new Ambassador, Maria Walsh met this beautiful, healthy baby.
Plan International Ireland Ambassador, Maria Walsh visits a warehouse on her recent visit to Ghana.