Ambitious Castlefinn student Hannah Mulcahy has been crowned Miss Donegal 2022.

Hannah, aged 20, will represent Donegal this year at the 75th Miss Ireland, proudly sponsored by TanOrganic.

The 37 finalists were revealed at a sparkling white party at House in Dublin last week. Hannah is currently studying law in Queen’s University Belfast and working as a waitress. She enjoys volunteering, running, and dancing and is ecstatic to be taking part in the Miss Ireland competition.

Miss Donegal Hannah Mulcahy

Selections have taken place all over the country to find contestants from each county and the winner from each county will represent their county at the most spectacular ever Diamond Jubilee Miss Ireland show with 1500 in attendance on August 20th at the Royal Theatre Castlebar. As Miss Donegal, Hannah will represent her county and attend various awards, openings and engagements in her county over the next year as well as working on her various charity projects.

The finalists of Miss Ireland this year will be put through their paces in a challenging competitive process testing their skills in debating, public speaking, talent, sports, modelling, social media and each finalist will be tasked with raising much-needed awareness and funds for their chosen charities. Challenges will also include beach clean ups, ethical upcycling, education pieces and a new Miss Eco-Ireland sash will be awarded.

Established in 1947, Miss Ireland has been the launch pad for many eminent, successful, and inspiring women in Ireland. In recent years the franchise has raised over €300,000 for various charities including Laura Lynn, Temple Street, Alzheimer’s Ireland, Pieta House, The Cari Foundation and this year are proud to partner, once again, with Variety Ireland, an Irish charity helping sick, disadvantaged and children with special needs since 1951.

Former Miss World Rosanna Davison with reigning Miss Ireland Pamela Uba and finalists at the official launch party for Miss Ireland 2022 in association with TanOrganic, at House, Dublin . The 37 finalists vying for the coveted Miss Ireland 2022 title were revealed at a sparkling white party for this, the 75th Diamond Jubilee of the competition. Pic Brian McEvoy

The winner of Miss Ireland 2022 will receive a lucrative agency contract and a host of prizes including jewellery, gowns, professional photo shoots, beauty and hair products and then jet off to represent her country at the Miss World Festival which is televised in over 100 countries around the world. The winner will also enjoy an all-expenses paid trip to the Maldives to do a photoshoot later in the autumn. See or on the new Miss Ireland App, available from Apple App Store or Google Play.