The 2017 Miss Ireland has been named.

And the winner is.....Miss Donegal.

Teenager Lauren McDonagh, was crowned at the final of the Miss Ireland competition in Dublin late on Friday night.

Lauren is aged 18 and is  currently studying Health and Social care while also working part time as a Beauty Therapist.

She became Miss Donegal earlier this year following a function in The Cavern, Letterkenny.

The Miss Ireland organisers posted the following clip on social media of the big moment when the winner for 2017 was revealed.

The final of Miss Ireland 2017, in association with Vanity X, was held in the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Dublin.

The runner-up was Miss Cork.

Messages of congratulations have started to flood in for Lauren who is from Buncrana.

Pictured above are the contestants in Dublin on Thursday before the final which was held on Friday night.

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