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Luxembourg Rose 2018 - Amber Crean

My name is Amber Crean and I moved to Luxembourg when I was 22 years old and it has been my home away from home for almost 4 years now. I was born in Dublin and lived in Wicklow and Meath before moving “Wesht” to Galway. Even though I consider myself a Galway Girl, I had always planned to move abroad once I completed my Bachelor of Commerce degree at NUI Galway.
I wanted to work as a financial auditor and gain international experience, so Luxembourg (the second largest investment fund centre in the world) became the obvious choice. My boyfriend and I packed up our two dogs and moved over in 2014 and we haven’t looked back since.
Luxembourg is such a unique place but the thing I like most about living and working here is the people and how multi-cultural it is. I feel very fortunate to have met and worked with people from all over the world. Getting to know people from different backgrounds and cultures has been a huge part of my experience here and I know I have made friends for life. Another lovely thing about living in Luxembourg is the Irish network. I am lucky enough that I work with some old friends from my school days but I have also made many new Irish friends that I would never have had the opportunity to get to know before. I am the Luxembourg Ladies Gaelic football coach and I really look forward to our weekends away representing the club at tournaments.
I love to travel as far and as often as possible. Last year I visited Russia and South Africa for the first time. I’m planning to travel to South America this summer which includes a stop in the Galapagos Islands for what promises to be some of the best diving in the world! I am a qualified emergency first responder and rescue scuba diver and I enjoy travelling to different dive sites.
Some of my other hobbies include hiking around Luxembourg's Mullerthal trail, cooking & baking. I am definitely an animal lover, a self-confessed “foodie” and tea addict.
Luxembourg has become my home and I hope I could bring my appreciation for this place and all the people I have met here to the role of a Rose. I have really tried to embrace the Luxembourg way of life over the past few years while still holding on tightly to my Irish roots and I think this would be the perfect opportunity to combine the two.
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