The crowning of the 2014 Mary from Dungloe, and more at the Donegal Ball.
The annual Donegal Ball culminated in the selection of the 2014 Mary from Dungloe. But that was just one of many highlights in what proved to be one of the best-attended Donegal Balls in recent memory.
On Saturday, she ended her one-year reign as the Philadelphia Donegal Association’s Mary from Dungloe. The day before, she won the Ladies Under 20 competition at the 2013 Mid-Atlantic Oireachtas.
The new Mary from Dungloe, Stephanie Lennon, never expected to win, but she might have had a little help from above.
A 27-year-old speech therapist is the new Mary. She may have dazzled the very happy crowd at the 122nd Ball with her unusual footwear. You’ll have to check out our photos to see what we mean.