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Miss Donegal Finalist, Kirsty needs your vote!

Kirsty O Donnell (19) from Letterkenny is Miss Donegal finalist. She is looking for your vote to represent our County as Miss Donegal in the Miss Ireland final which will take place in July. She is delighted to have Aoibheann Walsh owner of G&G as her sponsor.

The voting closes on the 29th April, Kirsty would love if you could vote for her. Just follow the steps: Download the free Miss Ireland app from the apple app store or android play store, Click at the bottom of the screen on the button that says ‘vote’. Click Miss Donegal Vote

She is number 4 on the list and you will see her photo and name. Vote for her by clicking the star on my photo.  You get one free vote every evening.

Kirsty is a nursing student at the LYIT.  She told me ‘I envision myself in the future caring for the people of Donegal and giving back to my community. I would also like to work as a nurse in Third World countries providing care to those in need. I would love to travel the world, but I feel I will always come back to my beautiful home place of Donegal.

I am currently running a fundraiser in aid of Donegal hospice along with my sponsor Aoibheann Walsh. To donate and help raise much needed funds for Donegal hospice, click

By donating a minimum of €5 to the fundraiser you are in with a chance to win a prize worth over €600 kindly sponsored by G&G. I am delighted to have raised almost €1,300 so far.

The €600 prize includes phi brows, a complete hair transformation, and a one to one makeup lesson with Aoibheann.

At Easter I dropped off some Easter treats to Donegal Hospice to show my appreciation for the invaluable work they do.

I am so glad to be able to use my Miss Donegal platform as a way to highlight the work all the staff do in the Donegal Hospice and to raise much needed funds for a valued place in our community.

My dream would be Miss Donegal and encourage youths to get involved in the community and to get active in charity work. Actively being part of the community is something you will never regret. We never know when we will need someone so it is great to stick together and join forces and help everyone in times of toughness grief, joy and triumph.

I have always been hard working and love to build on my interpersonal skills. I started working with G&G salon at the young age of 15 and also juggled this with school and my current part time job with Kelly’s Centra, Mountain Top.

I’ve had an unforgettable Miss Donegal Finalist journey so far. I have met the kindest bunch of young ladies I could ever imagine. I want to say a big thank you to my community for helping and supporting me along my journey.

A big thanks to Aoibheann Walsh my sponsor, Mairtin Kelly, Kelly’s Centra for promoting me. Mc Cullaghs jewellers Letterkenny for kindly sponsoring me stunning pieces of jewellery for my finalist video.

This has been an unbelievable experience and I am absolutely delighted to be raising money for charities and giving back to the community. I would love if you could give me a vote which may help me continue my Miss Donegal Journey.

If I win Miss Donegal, I would use the platform to show off picturesque Donegal and to raise awareness for charities in Donegal.

I have always taken part in Charity work from a young age. I dyed my hair pink in 2018 for relay for life Donegal. This was a fun experience as it showed my bubbly and light hearted personality with pink hair while raising vital funds.

I previously volunteered with St. Vincent de Paul in Letterkenny as well as taking part in the annual Daffodil day and action breast cancer day on numerous occasions,’ she concluded. Wishing you the best of luck in the finals Kirsty.

Kirsty visits the Donegal Hospice and brings some Easter treats.


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