The Dungloe Mary, Caroline O'Donnell, is the 2018 Mary From Dungloe.

The 25 years old from called Leffin, outside Dungloe, was named as the winner at the crowning ceremony on Sunday night.

There was a huge cheer as Daniel O'Donnell revealed that she was the winner.

A past pupil of Acres N.S. in Burtonport and Rosses Community School, she graduated in 2016 from Maynooth University with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Physics and Biology.

More recently, she graduated in November 2017 from the Electronic and Mechanical Engineering department of Dundalk Institute of Technology, with a Master of Science in Renewable Energy Systems. She works in Donegal Town.

She  loves " all things science, especially environmental studies, renewable energy, and waste management solutions."

She is the captain of the Dungloe Ladies GAA team, a member of the Traigheanna rowing club, and takes part in the Dungloe parkrun most Saturday morning

Music is  also been a big part of her life, she holds two all-Ireland medals playing the flute with them. In the last year and a half, she also started jiving lessons with Teach Owenie Bán.

Another important issue close to her  heart is the promotion of mental health and well-being.

Large numbers of people tuned in to watch the event on-line but there were some technical difficulties and many people were unable to see the live coverage.

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