On Sunday, May 18, Michelle Mack will be crowned the 2008 Mary from Dungloe by the Philadelphia Donegal Society. She succeeds Meghan McGough, the 2007 Mary. The ceremony will take place at the Commodore Barry Club (The Irish Center), Carpenter and Emlen Streets, in Philadelphia. This event, which starts at 5 PM, is open to the public and dinner will be available for purchase.
Michelle has an undergraduate degree from Arcadia University in Sociology. She will be enrolled in the Masters of General Education Program at Holy Family University in the fall of 2008. Michelle is currently working at Holy Family University as Assistant Director of Residence Life.
Michelle will travel to Dungloe, Ireland in August to compete in an
international contest with other young women between the ages of 18 and 25 who are of Irish decent.
Michelle is an avid Irish dancer and enjoys Irish music and culture. She’s also a big fan of Blackthorn, and has been a member of the Donegal Association and active with the Mary from Dungloe competition for several years.
Anyone interested in participating in the 2009 Philadelphia Mary from Dungloe contest can get more information at www.philadonegal.com.