Miss Donegal and Miss Letterkenny are both celebrating victories after the Miss Ireland 2019 pageant final on Saturday.

The Donegal women missed out on the overall title, but they all made great personal acheivements and friends on an unforgettable journey this summer.

Miss Louth Chelsea Farrell was crowned the overall winner at a glamorous ceremony in The Helix in Dublin.

Miss Donegal Holly Mc Crea was named as Queen of Social Media after her creative campaign during the summer.

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Absolutely delighted to have won Miss Social Media at lastnight’s @missirelandorg final ☺️💛☘️ (Sorry for all the excessive dosing on here over the last number of weeks 😂) I’ve had an unbelievable experience taking part in #MI19 & it has provided me with so many opportunities for growth & I’ve met some absolute gems of girls along the way ✨ Huge thank you to my lovely sponsor @harveyspoint & @tinnenyshona for your continued support and guidance over the last number of months. I am so proud and humbled to have had the opportunity to represent our beautiful County Donegal on @thehelixdublin stage lastnight 💚🌟 Couldn’t have done it without the dedication and encouragement from my amazing family @ten_of_us @lauramccrea88 @liannemccray @jamiemcc90 @aaronmccrea1 & of course the ever-persuasive @zeitagallagher 🙊💕 Thank you all so much for all your lovely messages over the last few days – I appreciate them all so much 🥰 But for now, as always, “𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝒷𝑒𝓈𝓉 𝒾𝓈 𝓎𝑒𝓉 𝓉𝑜 𝒸𝑜𝓂𝑒” 🤗🤗🌈✨✨✨ #MissDonegal #MissSocialMedia #YouDoYou ✌🏽 Dress @rosiescloset1 👗 📸: @taz_photos

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And Miss Letterkenny Anna Gallagher earned the title of Miss Top Model – in the same week that she graduated with an Arts degree from Maynooth!

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Well, I pulled myself right out of my comfort zone & It’s safe to say, I had the best experience of a lifetime💫 I am over the moon to have received the Top Model award in the Miss Ireland final and to make it to top 16! It still seems surreal🤭. I’d like to thank the @missirelandorg team for everything they have done, @brendanmarc & @seanmontague thank you for everything and giving me the best opportunity, for allowing us to put on the best show👑 To all the girls I shared this opportunity with, you are all queens & friends forever❤️ and of course to our gorgeous Miss Ireland 2019, @chelsea.farrell, I couldn’t be more proud of you 💕. A special thank you to @laurenmcdonagh_ for all her continuous support and encouragement❤️. Too all the MI sponsors @drippinggoldtan_ @houseoflor @zipyardalterations @vanityxmakeup @biofreshskincare 💛. Excited to see where life takes me next..💁🏼‍♀️💫

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Also representing Donegal and Kildare was Naomi Molloy. The Glenties woman now works in Celbridge and was flying the flag for two counties on the day.


The Miss Ireland competition saw 33 young women competing for the crown and the chance to represent the country in the Miss World finals in December. This year’s judges were singer and former Dancing with the Stars winner Jake Carter, international stylist Sonja Molich and former Miss Ireland Rebecca Maguire.