Sunday 21 October 2018

Irish nurse working in London is crowned this year’s Miss Universe Ireland

Grainne Gallanagh is crowned Miss Universe Ireland 2018 at Dublin's Mansion House
Grainne Gallanagh is crowned Miss Universe Ireland 2018 at Dublin's Mansion House
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A Donegal nurse has been crowned this year’s Miss Universe Ireland.

Ms Grainne Gallanagh, who works in London, was crowned the winner at Dublin’s Mansion House.

The beauty walked away with over €40,000 in prizes.

She will go on to represent Ireland in Miss Universe 2018.

Grainne Gallanagh is crowned Miss Universe Ireland. Photo: Colin O'Riordan
Grainne Gallanagh is crowned Miss Universe Ireland. Photo: Colin O'Riordan

Grainne is no stranger to beauty pageants, having previously been crowned Miss Donegal 2016, and she was also a Miss Earth NI runner-up.

As a nurse, she has progressed from emergency nursing to working in a women’s health clinic.

Miss Universe Ireland 2017 Cailin Aine Ni Toibin, MUi Managing Director Brittany Mason and Steven Patch with Miss Universe Donegal Grainne Gallanagh who was crowned winner of Miss Universe Ireland 2018 at the Mansion House, Dublin walking away with over 40k in prizes. She will go on to represent Ireland in Miss Universe 2018 . The Miss Universe Ireland 2018 in association with Eleven Haircare which was held in the Round Room of Dublins Mansion House was hosted by Managing Director, Brittany Mason and MC, James Patrice. A host of well known faces stepped out on the red carpet at the glitzy bash.
Picture: Brian McEvoy
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Miss Universe Ireland 2017 Cailin Aine Ni Toibin, MUi Managing Director Brittany Mason and Steven Patch with Miss Universe Donegal Grainne Gallanagh who was crowned winner of Miss Universe Ireland 2018 at the Mansion House, Dublin walking away with over 40k in prizes. She will go on to represent Ireland in Miss Universe 2018 . The Miss Universe Ireland 2018 in association with Eleven Haircare which was held in the Round Room of Dublins Mansion House was hosted by Managing Director, Brittany Mason and MC, James Patrice. A host of well known faces stepped out on the red carpet at the glitzy bash. Picture: Brian McEvoy No Repro fee for one use
Roz Lipsett at the final of Miss Universe Ireland 2018 in association with Eleven Haircare at the Round Room of Dublins Mansion House Picture: Brian McEvoy No Repro fee for one use
Niamh Kennedy at the final of Miss Universe Ireland 2018 in association with Eleven Haircare at the Round Room of Dublins Mansion House Picture: Brian McEvoy No Repro fee for one use
Lisa Nolan at the final of Miss Universe Ireland 2018 in association with Eleven Haircare at the Round Room of Dublins Mansion House Picture: Brian McEvoy No Repro fee for one use
Shannen Reilly McGrath at the final of Miss Universe Ireland 2018 in association with Eleven Haircare at the Round Room of Dublins Mansion House Picture: Brian McEvoy No Repro fee for one use
Alannah Beirne at the final of Miss Universe Ireland 2018 in association with Eleven Haircare at the Round Room of Dublins Mansion House Picture: Brian McEvoy No Repro fee for one use
Cathy O Connor at the final of Miss Universe Ireland 2018 in association with Eleven Haircare at the Round Room of Dublins Mansion House Picture: Brian McEvoy No Repro fee for one use
Rob Lipsett and Roz Lipsett at the final of Miss Universe Ireland 2018 in association with Eleven Haircare at the Round Room of Dublins Mansion House Picture: Brian McEvoy No Repro fee for one use
Rob Lipsett at the final of Miss Universe Ireland 2018 in association with Eleven Haircare at the Round Room of Dublins Mansion House Picture: Brian McEvoy No Repro fee for one use
Graham Hastings and Amy Joyce Hastings at the final of Miss Universe Ireland 2018 in association with Eleven Haircare at the Round Room of Dublins Mansion House Picture: Brian McEvoy No Repro fee for one use
Amy Joyce Hastings at the final of Miss Universe Ireland 2018 in association with Eleven Haircare at the Round Room of Dublins Mansion House Picture: Brian McEvoy No Repro fee for one use
Sybil Mulcahy at the final of Miss Universe Ireland 2018 in association with Eleven Haircare at the Round Room of Dublins Mansion House Picture: Brian McEvoy No Repro fee for one use
Naomi Ryan at the final of Miss Universe Ireland 2018 in association with Eleven Haircare at the Round Room of Dublins Mansion House Picture: Brian McEvoy No Repro fee for one use
Megan Bollard at the final of Miss Universe Ireland 2018 in association with Eleven Haircare at the Round Room of Dublins Mansion House Picture: Brian McEvoy No Repro fee for one use
Elana Archer at the final of Miss Universe Ireland 2018 in association with Eleven Haircare at the Round Room of Dublins Mansion House Picture: Brian McEvoy No Repro fee for one use
Aisling Frawley at the final of Miss Universe Ireland 2018 in association with Eleven Haircare at the Round Room of Dublins Mansion House Picture: Brian McEvoy No Repro fee for one use
Melanie Delaney at the final of Miss Universe Ireland 2018 in association with Eleven Haircare at the Round Room of Dublins Mansion House Picture: Brian McEvoy No Repro fee for one use
Umit Kutluk at the final of Miss Universe Ireland 2018 in association with Eleven Haircare at the Round Room of Dublins Mansion House Picture: Brian McEvoy No Repro fee for one use
Destiny Vaughan at the final of Miss Universe Ireland 2018 in association with Eleven Haircare at the Round Room of Dublins Mansion House Picture: Brian McEvoy No Repro fee for one use
Christina Alcazar at the final of Miss Universe Ireland 2018 in association with Eleven Haircare at the Round Room of Dublins Mansion House Picture: Brian McEvoy No Repro fee for one use
Courtney Farrell at the final of Miss Universe Ireland 2018 in association with Eleven Haircare at the Round Room of Dublins Mansion House Picture: Brian McEvoy No Repro fee for one use
Sarah Lavin at the final of Miss Universe Ireland 2018 in association with Eleven Haircare at the Round Room of Dublins Mansion House Picture: Brian McEvoy No Repro fee for one use
Aishah Akorede at the final of Miss Universe Ireland 2018 in association with Eleven Haircare at the Round Room of Dublins Mansion House Picture: Brian McEvoy No Repro fee for one use
Brittany Mason at the final of Miss Universe Ireland 2018 in association with Eleven Haircare at the Round Room of Dublins Mansion House Picture: Brian McEvoy No Repro fee for one use
Katherine Sweeney and Brian Davis at the final of Miss Universe Ireland 2018 in association with Eleven Haircare at the Round Room of Dublins Mansion House Picture: Brian McEvoy No Repro fee for one use
Maire Wall and Sinead Hennessy at the final of Miss Universe Ireland 2018 in association with Eleven Haircare at the Round Room of Dublins Mansion House Picture: Brian McEvoy No Repro fee for one use
Roseanne Mulhern,Demi Henderson and Amy Grant at the final of Miss Universe Ireland 2018 in association with Eleven Haircare at the Round Room of Dublins Mansion House Picture: Brian McEvoy No Repro fee for one use
Maria Cremin at the final of Miss Universe Ireland 2018 in association with Eleven Haircare at the Round Room of Dublins Mansion House Picture: Brian McEvoy No Repro fee for one use
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The swimwear section at the final of Miss Universe Ireland 2018 in association with Eleven Haircare at the Round Room of Dublins Mansion House Picture: Brian McEvoy No Repro fee for one use
The swimwear section at the final of Miss Universe Ireland 2018 in association with Eleven Haircare at the Round Room of Dublins Mansion House Picture: Brian McEvoy No Repro fee for one use
The swimwear section at the final of Miss Universe Ireland 2018 in association with Eleven Haircare at the Round Room of Dublins Mansion House Picture: Brian McEvoy No Repro fee for one use
Alannah Beirne and her mother Brenda Hyland at the final of Miss Universe Ireland 2018 in association with Eleven Haircare at the Round Room of Dublins Mansion House Picture: Brian McEvoy No Repro fee for one use
Miss Universe Ireland 2017 Cailin Aine Ni Toibin (left) with Miss Universe Donegal Grainne Gallanagh (Right) who was crowned winner of Miss Universe Ireland 2018 at the Mansion House, Dublin walking away with over 40k in prizes. She will go on to represent Ireland in Miss Universe 2018 . The Miss Universe Ireland 2018 in association with Eleven Haircare which was held in the Round Room of Dublins Mansion House was hosted by Managing Director, Brittany Mason and MC, James Patrice. A host of well known faces stepped out on the red carpet at the glitzy bash. Picture: Brian McEvoy No Repro fee for one use
Miss Universe Ireland 2017 Cailin Aine Ni Toibin (left) with Miss Universe Donegal Grainne Gallanagh who was crowned winner of Miss Universe Ireland 2018 at the Mansion House, Dublin walking away with over 40k in prizes. She will go on to represent Ireland in Miss Universe 2018 . The Miss Universe Ireland 2018 in association with Eleven Haircare which was held in the Round Room of Dublins Mansion House was hosted by Managing Director, Brittany Mason and MC, James Patrice. A host of well known faces stepped out on the red carpet at the glitzy bash. Picture: Brian McEvoy No Repro fee for one use
The Gallanagh Family and friends from Buncrana in Donegal celebrate as Miss Universe Donegal Grainne Gallanagh was crowned winner of Miss Universe Ireland 2018 at the Mansion House, Dublin walking away with over 40k in prizes. She will go on to represent Ireland in Miss Universe 2018 . The Miss Universe Ireland 2018 in association with Eleven Haircare which was held in the Round Room of Dublins Mansion House was hosted by Managing Director, Brittany Mason and MC, James Patrice. A host of well known faces stepped out on the red carpet at the glitzy bash. Picture: Brian McEvoy No Repro fee for one use
Ryan Coleman congratulates his girlfriend Miss Universe Donegal Grainne Gallanagh who was crowned winner of Miss Universe Ireland 2018 at the Mansion House, Dublin walking away with over 40k in prizes. She will go on to represent Ireland in Miss Universe 2018 . The Miss Universe Ireland 2018 in association with Eleven Haircare which was held in the Round Room of Dublins Mansion House was hosted by Managing Director, Brittany Mason and MC, James Patrice. A host of well known faces stepped out on the red carpet at the glitzy bash. Picture: Brian McEvoy No Repro fee for one use
Ryan Coleman congratulates his girlfriend Miss Universe Donegal Grainne Gallanagh who was crowned winner of Miss Universe Ireland 2018 at the Mansion House, Dublin walking away with over 40k in prizes. She will go on to represent Ireland in Miss Universe 2018 . The Miss Universe Ireland 2018 in association with Eleven Haircare which was held in the Round Room of Dublins Mansion House was hosted by Managing Director, Brittany Mason and MC, James Patrice. A host of well known faces stepped out on the red carpet at the glitzy bash. Picture: Brian McEvoy No Repro fee for one use
Patricia Gallanagh congratulates her daughter Miss Universe Donegal Grainne Gallanagh who was crowned winner of Miss Universe Ireland 2018 at the Mansion House, Dublin walking away with over 40k in prizes. She will go on to represent Ireland in Miss Universe 2018 . The Miss Universe Ireland 2018 in association with Eleven Haircare which was held in the Round Room of Dublins Mansion House was hosted by Managing Director, Brittany Mason and MC, James Patrice. A host of well known faces stepped out on the red carpet at the glitzy bash. Picture: Brian McEvoy No Repro fee for one use
Miss Universe Ireland 2018 Judges with Miss Universe Donegal Grainne Gallanagh who was crowned winner of Miss Universe Ireland 2018 at the Mansion House, Dublin walking away with over 40k in prizes. She will go on to represent Ireland in Miss Universe 2018 . The Miss Universe Ireland 2018 in association with Eleven Haircare which was held in the Round Room of Dublins Mansion House was hosted by Managing Director, Brittany Mason and MC, James Patrice. A host of well known faces stepped out on the red carpet at the glitzy bash. Picture: Brian McEvoy No Repro fee for one use
MUI Managing Director Brittany Mason with Miss Universe Donegal Grainne Gallanagh who was crowned winner of Miss Universe Ireland 2018 at the Mansion House, Dublin walking away with over 40k in prizes. She will go on to represent Ireland in Miss Universe 2018 . The Miss Universe Ireland 2018 in association with Eleven Haircare which was held in the Round Room of Dublins Mansion House was hosted by Managing Director, Brittany Mason and MC, James Patrice. A host of well known faces stepped out on the red carpet at the glitzy bash. Picture: Brian McEvoy No Repro fee for one use
Miss Universe Donegal Grainne Gallanagh (Left) is crowned winner of Miss Universe Ireland 2018 at the Mansion House, Dublin walking away with over 40k in prizes. She will go on to represent Ireland in Miss Universe 2018 . The Miss Universe Ireland 2018 in association with Eleven Haircare which was held in the Round Room of Dublins Mansion House was hosted by Managing Director, Brittany Mason and MC, James Patrice. A host of well known faces stepped out on the red carpet at the glitzy bash. Picture: Brian McEvoy No Repro fee for one use
Miss Universe Donegal Grainne Gallanagh (Left) is crowned winner of Miss Universe Ireland 2018 by Miss Universe Ireland 2017 Cailin Aine Ni Toibin at the Mansion House, Dublin walking away with over 40k in prizes. She will go on to represent Ireland in Miss Universe 2018 . The Miss Universe Ireland 2018 in association with Eleven Haircare which was held in the Round Room of Dublins Mansion House was hosted by Managing Director, Brittany Mason and MC, James Patrice. A host of well known faces stepped out on the red carpet at the glitzy bash. Picture: Brian McEvoy No Repro fee for one use
Miss Universe Donegal Grainne Gallanagh (Centre) who was crowned winner of Miss Universe Ireland 2018 at the Mansion House, Dublin walking away with over 40k in prizes. She will go on to represent Ireland in Miss Universe 2018 . The Miss Universe Ireland 2018 in association with Eleven Haircare which was held in the Round Room of Dublins Mansion House was hosted by Managing Director, Brittany Mason and MC, James Patrice. A host of well known faces stepped out on the red carpet at the glitzy bash. Picture: Brian McEvoy No Repro fee for one use
Miss Universe Donegal Grainne Gallanagh (Left) who was crowned winner of Miss Universe Ireland 2018 at the Mansion House, Dublin walking away with over 40k in prizes. She will go on to represent Ireland in Miss Universe 2018 . The Miss Universe Ireland 2018 in association with Eleven Haircare which was held in the Round Room of Dublins Mansion House was hosted by Managing Director, Brittany Mason and MC, James Patrice. A host of well known faces stepped out on the red carpet at the glitzy bash. Picture: Brian McEvoy No Repro fee for one use
Miss Universe Donegal Grainne Gallanagh who was crowned winner of Miss Universe Ireland 2018 at the Mansion House, Dublin walking away with over 40k in prizes. She will go on to represent Ireland in Miss Universe 2018 . The Miss Universe Ireland 2018 in association with Eleven Haircare which was held in the Round Room of Dublins Mansion House was hosted by Managing Director, Brittany Mason and MC, James Patrice. A host of well known faces stepped out on the red carpet at the glitzy bash. Picture: Brian McEvoy No Repro fee for one use
Miss Universe Donegal Grainne Gallanagh who was crowned winner of Miss Universe Ireland 2018 at the Mansion House, Dublin walking away with over 40k in prizes. She will go on to represent Ireland in Miss Universe 2018 . The Miss Universe Ireland 2018 in association with Eleven Haircare which was held in the Round Room of Dublins Mansion House was hosted by Managing Director, Brittany Mason and MC, James Patrice. A host of well known faces stepped out on the red carpet at the glitzy bash. Picture: Brian McEvoy No Repro fee for one use
Miss Universe Donegal Grainne Gallanagh who was crowned winner of Miss Universe Ireland 2018 (Centre) with runners-up at the Mansion House, Dublin walking away with over 40k in prizes. She will go on to represent Ireland in Miss Universe 2018 . The Miss Universe Ireland 2018 in association with Eleven Haircare which was held in the Round Room of Dublins Mansion House was hosted by Managing Director, Brittany Mason and MC, James Patrice. A host of well known faces stepped out on the red carpet at the glitzy bash. Picture: Brian McEvoy No Repro fee for one use
MUI Managing Director Brittany Mason with Miss Universe Donegal Grainne Gallanagh who was crowned winner of Miss Universe Ireland 2018 at the Mansion House, Dublin walking away with over 40k in prizes. She will go on to represent Ireland in Miss Universe 2018 . The Miss Universe Ireland 2018 in association with Eleven Haircare which was held in the Round Room of Dublins Mansion House was hosted by Managing Director, Brittany Mason and MC, James Patrice. A host of well known faces stepped out on the red carpet at the glitzy bash. Picture: Brian McEvoy No Repro fee for one use
Steven Patch and MUI Managing Director Brittany Mason with Miss Universe Donegal Grainne Gallanagh who was crowned winner of Miss Universe Ireland 2018 at the Mansion House, Dublin walking away with over 40k in prizes. She will go on to represent Ireland in Miss Universe 2018 . The Miss Universe Ireland 2018 in association with Eleven Haircare which was held in the Round Room of Dublins Mansion House was hosted by Managing Director, Brittany Mason and MC, James Patrice. A host of well known faces stepped out on the red carpet at the glitzy bash. Picture: Brian McEvoy No Repro fee for one use

She has been raising awareness about women’s health during her Miss Universe Ireland journey, and has raised funds for her local women’s centre in Donegal.

Grainne Gallanagh is crowned Miss Universe Ireland 2018 at Dublin's Mansion House
Grainne Gallanagh is crowned Miss Universe Ireland 2018 at Dublin's Mansion House
Grainne Gallanagh, Miss Universe 2018
Grainne Gallanagh, Miss Universe 2018

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