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Holly out early this year!

MISS Ireland Holly Carpenter (above right) celebrated turning 20 this weekend with a special fancy-dress party.

The Dublin model hosted the birthday bash at The Penthouse of The Wright Venue on Saturday night, alongside her Miss Ireland pals and college friends.

The party also acted as Holly's going away party, as she will jet off to London next week to begin her four-week stint at the Miss World contest.

Holly was seen partying the night away in a racy belly dancer outfit with close pals Miss Dublin North Rebecca Maher and Miss Galway Rebecca Langan (above left).

Holly told the Diary that the party was insane, and she enjoyed every minute of it.

"It went so well, I was so relieved everybody turned up. I was late for my own party, which was typical, but I had to spend a long time on my make-up. I had a belly dancer costume specially designed by Fionnuala Burke."