The winner of this year’s Mary from Dungloe is the ‘London Mary’ Caitlin Finn.

Caitlin was chosen at Sunday’s gala crowning event at Ionad Spóirt na Rosann.

Caitlin, who was born in London but grew up in Ballybofey, was a hugely popular winner.

The event was compered by none other than Daniel O’Donnell himself.

It was an emotional night for Caitlin’s family, many of whom were present in the audience for the event.

Her grandmother and grandfather even cut their holiday in Portugal short so they could be in Dungloe.

Caitlin receives a host of prizes including €1,000 in cash, a trip to New York, €500 vouchers from Pure Boutique, the Gray Room, McElhinney’s and Laveesha jewellery. 

She was also crowned with the new Gay Byrne perpetual crown in honour of the legendary RTE broadcaster whose family still have a home locally.