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Sophie is crowned Miss Donegal 2018!

Seventeen-year-old Sophie Devlin from Letterkenny will represent the county at the Miss Ireland final in Dublin.

She was crowned at the Miss Donegal final held in Dillon’s Hotel last night.

Sophie is a student at Loreto Secondary School, and works part-time in the Honeypot Coffee House on the High Road.

The other finalists included: Nicole Gallagher, Carla Wylie, Jessica Wood, Rebekah Coyle, Niamh McCarry, Chloe Montgomery, Ayesha Aiken, and Robyn Boyle.

The event was organised by DEM in association with Dillons Hotel. Ultimate Touches dressed the room for the occasion and supplied the throne, no bother to Billy and Ann who always do a fabulous and professional job.

Families and friends of the contestants were all out in force supporting the girls.

Well done to Marty Friel was MC for the night and did a great job keeping the atmosphere going.

Local celeb himself Scoop (Mark McCrossan) kept the music going and was in great form as always.

The judges Shona Tinneny, Aoibheann Walsh, Richie Remo, Nicola McLaughlin and Miss Ireland Lauren McDonagh had a tough job but selected Sophie as the winner. Sophie will fly to Dublin in September to the Miss Ireland sponsored by Donegal airport. 

Mark McCrossan (Scoop) Shona Tinneny, Sales and Marketing Dillons Hotel and GM Jonny Bailie at the Miss Donegal 2018
Sarah and Victoria arrive for the Miss Donegal 2018 selection in Dillons Hotel.
Paddy and Lorraine Kelly, Lisa and Neil Murray from The Leader.

Jean Wylie with her grand daughter Gemma looking well
The nine finalists with Miss Ireland Lauren McDonagh.
Shona Tinneny, Lisa Murray, Miss Ireland Lauren and Lorraine Kelly working backstage at the Miss Donegal 2018
What a great smile Jonny picutured with Miss Ireland Lauren McDonagh and Aoibheann Walsh who was one of he judges.

The Wylie famlly with Aisling McGeever supporting Carla Wylie.
Looking well Aisling and Gemma and of course the fantastic MC Marty Friel.

Susanne McPhilips, McKeever Group with Leah Kelly.
You have to love our Alfie Greene always in good spirits with Lorraine Kelly.

Well done Ultimate Touches for dressing the room for Miss Donegal 2018
Daddy’s girl? Paddy and Leah Kelly.
Penny for your thoughts there Neil, isn’t it great to have a zoom on your camera!!
Some boys……Marty and Scoop!
Myself with my bodyguards!!!

Sharon and Ria from Tipsy Nail Bar, Ria is my nail technician and is fab at her job.

Good man Richie Remo giving it a blast on stage with Lisa!
Miss Ireland Lauren crowns the new Miss Donegal 2018 Sophie Devlin.
Hannah McFadden who sponsored the finalists with goodie bags from McFaddens Pharmacy, Alfie Greene, Richie Remo, Micheal McFadden and MC Marty Friel.



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