Donegal Rose Amy Callaghan has earned praise for her bravery after discussing mental health in tonight's Rose of Tralee Selection Night.

The Rose of Tralee Festival is as much about the social media reaction these days than it is about the live programme, and Twitter comments give an interesting and entertaining outlook on the event.

Letterkenny woman Amy Callaghan was the sixth Rose to take to the stage and chat with Daithi O Se tonight in part one of the selection finals. Her interview made a big impact online and earned her much praise as an advocate for mental health awareness.

You can watch a snippet from her interview here:

Here’s what Twitter users had to say about our Donegal Rose:

Amy’s cousins, reporter and presenter Ciara Doherty and communications consultant Amy Rose Harte, were especially proud of her tonight:

The 22-year-old also impressed with her aerial dancing performance, which was a unique addition to the show that got people talking.

Of course it wouldn’t be true Rose of Tralee commentary without a poke at events in the traditional festival too! Overall, Amy was praised for addressing a personal struggle and did Donegal proud in the dome.

Now, we have to wait until all 32 Roses are interviewed before the winner is announced tomorrow night. Best of luck to the Donegal Rose Amy Callaghan.