Kate Lindsay has been crowned as the Mary from Dungloe 2014.

Huge cheers greeted the news as she was crowned and then went on the customary cavalcade through the town.

Today the action switches to the Meenacross Agricultural Show.

Kate has strong Irish connections as her mother, Jane Daly, was born in Cork and moved to Australia when she married my father. Kate is the eldest of 3 siblings; her sister Michelle is 16; her brother James, 13, was adopted from South Korea in 2000.

Kate attended Loreto Kirribilli from Kindergarten to year 12, and loved it! Community service, drama festival, dance night and music festival opportunities added to the richness of her academic life. Kate currently studies Renewable Energy Engineering and Commerce at the University of New South Wales in Sydney. She is very interested in the environment and sustainability, and hopes to be involved in the education of the public on its importance after she graduates.

Dancing is a big part of her life, having done ballet since age 3 and later learning Jazz and contemporary styles. Thus there have been numerous concerts and eisteddfods over the years! Sailing is an activity that the Lindsay family have enjoyed from birth; therefore she joined the youth sailing program at her local club at aged 12 and have become very involved in both fleet and match racing.

Kate's personal hobbies are arts and crafts, gardening, reading, walking, listening to music, cooking and chatting.

Photos by Eoin McGarvey.

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