Three ambitious young women from Donegal have the 2019 Miss Ireland crown in their sights as they compete in the national final this Saturday.
Miss Donegal Holly McCrea, Miss Letterkenny Anna Gallagher and Miss Kildare Naomi Molloy, who is from Glenties, are all taking to the stage of The Helix in Dublin in a bid to win the coveted title.
There are 33 finalists in the competition, which was won by Buncrana’s Lauren McDonagh in 2017.
Holly, Anna and Naomi have had a busy summer preparing for the final by carrying out charity fundraising for Variety Ireland, modelling and campaigning with their individual causes.
Miss Donegal Holly McCrea (23) from Donegal Town is a secondary school teacher with a passion for supporting children with special education needs. She held a vintage tea party this summer in aid of Variety Ireland. And she flew to the Miss Ireland final in style today via Donegal Airport!
Miss Letterkenny Anna Gallagher (21) is passionate about GAA. A Letterkenny Gaels stalwart, she coaches the minors and had an active summer with the Cúl Camps. When not involved in football, she’s working at Spar in Ballyraine. Anna has an Arts degree in Geography and Sociology and plans to do a Masters to become a secondary school teacher.
Miss Kildare Naomi Molloy (23) will be flying two flags this weekend – for Celbridge and for Glenties. Naomi is a graduate of Food Science and Business who now works in Sales at O’Brien Fine Foods. She launched a mental health week in her workplace and has been promoting positive mental health messages with her new platform.
Excitement is building fast for the 72nd Miss Ireland final on Saturday night, where there is sure to be a large Donegal presence as friends and families cheer on their favourites.