After a elegant final held in the Cavern Letterkenny, the unanimous winner of Miss Donegal was 17-year-old Lauren McDonagh from Buncrana.

Lauren was surrounded by her family and friends who were ecstatic with her being crowned Miss Donegal 2017.


Lauren is a Leaving Certificate student at Crana College, who is also a part time beautician.


There were a total of eleven girls that reached the final from throughout the county.

Second runner was Jennie Carr, from Bunbeg Harbour, Gweedore, and the first runner up was Eibhlín O’Donnell from Dore, Bunbeg.

The winner, Lauren McDonagh will now go to the Miss Ireland 2017 final being held in Dublin in September.

Lauren is looking forward to representing Donegal at this year’s final and becoming an ambassador for the county.

The two runners up, Eibhlín O’Donnell & Jennie Carr will go forward to a national wild card selection night to gain a place in this year’s final alongside Lauren.

The event was hosted by Marty Friel and judged by Sharon Bradley, Niamh Frain, Rosie Boyle, Darren Browne & Gena Quinnel. The main Sponsor of this year’s event was the Cavern Bar & Garden Letterkenny.

Pure Boutique Letterkenny sponsored the fashion show and will sponsor Lauren for this years Miss Ireland Final. Niamh Frian make up sponsored the girls make up on the night. GQ Cosmetics sponsored a €300 voucher for the winner.

Live entertainment was provided on the night by DJ Scoop and Oisin. The Cavern Bar & Garden provided an excellent venue for the event.