The New York Mary Roisin Maher has been crowned as this year's Mary from Dungloe.

Roisin, a Construction Project Manager, laid the foundations for a victory by showcasing her building skills onstage at tonight’s Crowning Cabaret.

The 27-year-old treated host Daniel O’Donnell to a demonstration in bricklaying as her ‘party piece’.

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The New York Mary was stunned to be selected from the 14 hopefuls as this year’s winner.

She was presented with her crown by the 2018 Mary, Dungloe woman Caroline O’Donnell.

And she beamed with joy as Daniel sang the famous ‘Mary from Dungloe’ to close the show.

The programme was broadcast live on TG4 and online, with fans all over the world tuning in to cheer on the contestants.

Roisin Maher

Winner Roisin Maher is originally from Co. Carlow and moved to New York to pursue her career.

She has an honours degree in Event Management and was accepted into City University of New York to complete a Construction Management degree.

Roisin is a keen fundraiser, having run the New York City Marathon in 2016 and again 2017 for charity. She is also a volunteer with the American Red Cross’ Service to Armed Forces (SAF) team.

In 2017, Roisin received the Irish Echo Community Champion Award for her active involvement with all things Irish in New York.

An exciting year awaits the new Mary from Dungloe as she represents the festival at home and internationally.

Her first official duty will take place tonight, as she stars in a parade down Dungloe Main Street.