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Here Come The Girls: Brainy beauties compete for Miss University title

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Finalists in this years Miss University 2015 Beauty Pageant (Left to right)  Miss NUI Maynooth -Rebecca Hanley, Miss Dublin Business School -Rebecca Assis, Miss DIT Cathal Brugha Street -Hannah Quirke, Miss Trinyty Wild card -Amira Graham,  Miss DCU -Claudia O'Neill, Miss DIT Kevin Street - Shannen McGetanaggin, Miss Trinty College Dublin -Roise Ni Mhaonaigh, Miss DIT Aungier Street- Hannah Kearns and  Miss University College Dublin -Caroline Shanahan

Finalists in this years Miss University 2015 Beauty Pageant (Left to right) Miss NUI Maynooth -Rebecca Hanley, Miss Dublin Business School -Rebecca Assis, Miss DIT Cathal Brugha Street -Hannah Quirke, Miss Trinyty Wild card -Amira Graham, Miss DCU -Claudia O'Neill, Miss DIT Kevin Street - Shannen McGetanaggin, Miss Trinty College Dublin -Roise Ni Mhaonaigh, Miss DIT Aungier Street- Hannah Kearns and Miss University College Dublin -Caroline Shanahan

Finalists in this years Miss University 2015 Beauty Pageant (Left to right) Miss NUI Maynooth -Rebecca Hanley, Miss Dublin Business School -Rebecca Assis, Miss DIT Cathal Brugha Street -Hannah Quirke, Miss Trinyty Wild card -Amira Graham, Miss DCU -Claudia O'Neill, Miss DIT Kevin Street - Shannen McGetanaggin, Miss Trinty College Dublin -Roise Ni Mhaonaigh, Miss DIT Aungier Street- Hannah Kearns and Miss University College Dublin -Caroline Shanahan

Nine aspiring beauty queens from across the country are vying for the title of Miss University, a position previously held by Holly Carpenter.

After winning the crown in 2010, Holly Carpenter eventually went on to secure the title of Miss Ireland.

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Finalists in this years Miss University 2015 Beauty Pageant (Left to right)  Miss NUI Maynooth -Rebecca Hanley, Miss Dublin Business School -Rebecca Assis, Miss DIT Cathal Brugha Street -Hannah Quirke, Miss Trinyty Wild card -Amira Graham,  Miss DCU -Claudia O'Neill, Miss DIT Kevin Street - Shannen McGetanaggin, Miss Trinty College Dublin -Roise Ni Mhaonaigh, Miss DIT Aungier Street- Hannah Kearns and  Miss University College Dublin -Caroline Shanahan

Finalists in this years Miss University 2015 Beauty Pageant (Left to right) Miss NUI Maynooth -Rebecca Hanley, Miss Dublin Business School -Rebecca Assis, Miss DIT Cathal Brugha Street -Hannah Quirke, Miss Trinyty Wild card -Amira Graham, Miss DCU -Claudia O'Neill, Miss DIT Kevin Street - Shannen McGetanaggin, Miss Trinty College Dublin -Roise Ni Mhaonaigh, Miss DIT Aungier Street- Hannah Kearns and Miss University College Dublin -Caroline Shanahan

Finalists in this years Miss University 2015 Beauty Pageant (Left to right) Miss NUI Maynooth -Rebecca Hanley, Miss Dublin Business School -Rebecca Assis, Miss DIT Cathal Brugha Street -Hannah Quirke, Miss Trinyty Wild card -Amira Graham, Miss DCU -Claudia O'Neill, Miss DIT Kevin Street - Shannen McGetanaggin, Miss Trinty College Dublin -Roise Ni Mhaonaigh, Miss DIT Aungier Street- Hannah Kearns and Miss University College Dublin -Caroline Shanahan

The final of the long running beauty pageant will be held this Saturday April 25th in Dandelion nightclub.

Some of the country’s most ambitious young students will take part in the contest, which will be judged by Assets Modelling Agency boss Courtney O’Hara, Social & Personal magazine’s Richard Kavanagh, Emily MacKeogh of Crystals & Co as well as last year’s Miss University winner Elaine Galvin.

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Finalists in this years Miss University 2015 Beauty Pageant (Left to right)  Miss NUI Maynooth -Rebecca Hanley, Miss Dublin Business School -Rebecca Assis, Miss DIT Cathal Brugha Street -Hannah Quirke, Miss Trinyty Wild card -Amira Graham,  Miss DCU -Claudia O'Neill, Miss DIT Kevin Street - Shannen McGetanaggin, Miss Trinty College Dublin -Roise Ni Mhaonaigh, Miss DIT Aungier Street- Hannah Kearns and  Miss University College Dublin -Caroline Shanahan

Finalists in this years Miss University 2015 Beauty Pageant (Left to right) Miss NUI Maynooth -Rebecca Hanley, Miss Dublin Business School -Rebecca Assis, Miss DIT Cathal Brugha Street -Hannah Quirke, Miss Trinyty Wild card -Amira Graham, Miss DCU -Claudia O'Neill, Miss DIT Kevin Street - Shannen McGetanaggin, Miss Trinty College Dublin -Roise Ni Mhaonaigh, Miss DIT Aungier Street- Hannah Kearns and Miss University College Dublin -Caroline Shanahan

Finalists in this years Miss University 2015 Beauty Pageant (Left to right) Miss NUI Maynooth -Rebecca Hanley, Miss Dublin Business School -Rebecca Assis, Miss DIT Cathal Brugha Street -Hannah Quirke, Miss Trinyty Wild card -Amira Graham, Miss DCU -Claudia O'Neill, Miss DIT Kevin Street - Shannen McGetanaggin, Miss Trinty College Dublin -Roise Ni Mhaonaigh, Miss DIT Aungier Street- Hannah Kearns and Miss University College Dublin -Caroline Shanahan

Hannah Quirke (19) of DIT Cathal Brugha Street wants to focus her efforts of drug development for Alzheimer’s.

Rebecca Hanley (20), of NUI Maynooth is studying early childcare, is planning to further her studies into diagnosing developmental disorders.

Then there are those who want to serve the community – Hannah Kearns (21) from DIT Aungier Street hopes to apply for An Garda Siochana as soon as openings become available, while Miss Trinity Roise Ni Mhaonaigh (18) is a Junior Editor at Trinity’s prestigious Law Gazette.

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Miss DCU-Claudia O'Neill  pictured ahead of the final of Miss University 2015 which will take place at Dandelion in Stephens Green ,Dublin this Saturday 25th April.

Miss DCU-Claudia O'Neill pictured ahead of the final of Miss University 2015 which will take place at Dandelion in Stephens Green ,Dublin this Saturday 25th April.

Miss Trinty Wild card -Amira Graham pictured ahead of the final of Miss University 2015 which will take place at Dandelion in Stephens Green ,Dublin this Saturday 25th April.

Miss Trinty Wild card -Amira Graham pictured ahead of the final of Miss University 2015 which will take place at Dandelion in Stephens Green ,Dublin this Saturday 25th April.

Miss Trinty College Dublin -Roise ni Mhaonaigh  pictured ahead of the final of Miss University 2015 which will take place at Dandelion in Stephens Green ,Dublin this Saturday 25th April.

Miss Trinty College Dublin -Roise ni Mhaonaigh pictured ahead of the final of Miss University 2015 which will take place at Dandelion in Stephens Green ,Dublin this Saturday 25th April.

 Miss DIT Kevin Street-  Shannen Mcgetanaggin, Miss UCD -Caroline Shanahan and Miss DIT Aungier Street - Hannah Kearns  pictured ahead of the final of Miss University 2015 which will take place at Dandelion in Stephens Green ,Dublin this Saturday 25th April.

Miss DIT Kevin Street- Shannen Mcgetanaggin, Miss UCD -Caroline Shanahan and Miss DIT Aungier Street - Hannah Kearns pictured ahead of the final of Miss University 2015 which will take place at Dandelion in Stephens Green ,Dublin this Saturday 25th April.

 Miss Dublin Business School -Rebecca Assis  pictured ahead of the final of Miss University 2015 which will take place at Dandelion in Stephens Green ,Dublin this Saturday 25th April

Miss Dublin Business School -Rebecca Assis pictured ahead of the final of Miss University 2015 which will take place at Dandelion in Stephens Green ,Dublin this Saturday 25th April

Miss NUI Maynooth - Rebecca Hanley  pictured ahead of the final of Miss University 2015 which will take place at Dandelion in Stephens Green ,Dublin this Saturday 25th April.

Miss NUI Maynooth - Rebecca Hanley pictured ahead of the final of Miss University 2015 which will take place at Dandelion in Stephens Green ,Dublin this Saturday 25th April.

Miss DIT Cathal Brugha Street-Hannah Quirke pictured ahead of the final of Miss University 2015 which will take place at Dandelion in Stephens Green ,Dublin this Saturday 25th April.

Miss DIT Cathal Brugha Street-Hannah Quirke pictured ahead of the final of Miss University 2015 which will take place at Dandelion in Stephens Green ,Dublin this Saturday 25th April.

Miss DCU-Claudia o'Neill, Miss Trinty Wild card -Amira Graham, Miss Trinty College Dublin -Roise ni Mhaonaigh and Miss UCD -Caroline Shanahan  pictured ahead of the final of Miss University 2015 which will take place at Dandelion in Stephens Green ,Dublin this Saturday 25th April

Miss DCU-Claudia o'Neill, Miss Trinty Wild card -Amira Graham, Miss Trinty College Dublin -Roise ni Mhaonaigh and Miss UCD -Caroline Shanahan pictured ahead of the final of Miss University 2015 which will take place at Dandelion in Stephens Green ,Dublin this Saturday 25th April

 Miss DIT Kevin Street-  Shannen Mcgetanaggin pictured ahead of the final of Miss University 2015 which will take place at Dandelion in Stephens Green ,Dublin this Saturday 25th April.

Miss DIT Kevin Street- Shannen Mcgetanaggin pictured ahead of the final of Miss University 2015 which will take place at Dandelion in Stephens Green ,Dublin this Saturday 25th April.

Miss DIT Aungier Street - Hannah Kearns  pictured ahead of the final of Miss University 2015 which will take place at Dandelion in Stephens Green ,Dublin this Saturday 25th April.

Miss DIT Aungier Street - Hannah Kearns pictured ahead of the final of Miss University 2015 which will take place at Dandelion in Stephens Green ,Dublin this Saturday 25th April.

Miss UCD -Caroline Shanahan  pictured ahead of the final of Miss University 2015 which will take place at Dandelion in Stephens Green ,Dublin this Saturday 25th April.

Miss UCD -Caroline Shanahan pictured ahead of the final of Miss University 2015 which will take place at Dandelion in Stephens Green ,Dublin this Saturday 25th April.

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Miss DCU-Claudia O'Neill pictured ahead of the final of Miss University 2015 which will take place at Dandelion in Stephens Green ,Dublin this Saturday 25th April.

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