Mary from Dungloe Festival
The MARY From Dungloe International Festival has been welcoming visitors from all over the World since 1967. The Festival offers a wide range of entertainment and is suitable for all tastes and age groups.
The heart of the Festival is the selection of the Mary From Dungloe where young women from all over the world return to participate in the pageant and dream of being crowned the next Mary From Dungloe. The winner acts as an ambassador for the Festival and the area for a year. Emigrant communities from around the world as well as some Irish counties and towns participate by nominating a young woman, endearingly titled a “Mary”, to represent their community at the contest. The festival has grown in popularity over the years and now regularly attracts tens of thousands of visitors to the area.
The Festival also includes a constant stream of entertainment along with a carnival, live concerts, nightly street music, kids events and much much more.
This year’s winner 2012 is Meghan Davis representing Philadelphia.