Buncrana girl Lauren Mc Donagh shined as a finalist at the glamourous launch of Miss Ireland 2017.

Miss Donegal Lauren McDonagh attended the launch of the Miss Ireland competition in Dublin nightspot Krystle last night.

The beautiful 18-year-old, from Buncrana, who studies health and social care at the Northwest Regional College, was with her proud parents Ann and Tom McDonagh.

“I’ve had a brilliant night with and I’m so glad my parents could be with me,” said the bubbly teenager. “The other girls are lovely.”

Lauren is now preparing for the Miss Ireland final on September 22nd in Dublin’s Crowne Plaza Hotel.

The winner of the Miss Ireland competition will attend Miss World for a month in China.

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