A young Donegal woman has been crowned Miss Ireland.

18 year old Lauren McDonagh, from Buncrana, last night became only the second Donegal woman to win the title following Gaoth Dobhair woman Natasha Nic Gairbheith in 2004.

A delighted Lauren, the daughter of Tom and Ann McDonagh, was overjoyed after her win in Dublin last night.

Lauren was selected to represent Donegal at this year’s final at the regional final held in the Cavern Letterkenny last June. The Cavern are the main sponsors of Miss Donegal 2017.

Lauren will now repesent Ireland at the Miss World final in China this November.

Lauren was styled for last night’s event by Pure Boutique Letterkenny.