The Royal Theatre Castlebar will host the 75th Miss Ireland for the first time this August.

Lauren Forkan from Castlebar will represent Mayo this year at the competition.  The 22 year old works full time in Harvey Norman.

Selections have taken place all over the country to find contestants from each county and the winner from each county will represent their county at the most spectacular ever Diamond Jubilee Miss Ireland show with 1500 in attendance on August 20th at the Royal Theatre Castlebar. 

Miss Ireland 2022 will follow in the footsteps of reigning Miss Ireland, Pamela Uba from Ballyhaunis who captured the hearts of the nation with her incredible story and featured prominently in the Irish media and internationally on TV Shows in LA, London, Johannesburg and featured in the New York Times.  

The competition was established in 1947 and in recent years the Miss Ireland Franchise has raised over €300,000 for various charities.

The winner of Miss Ireland 2022 will receive an agency contract and a host of prizes including jewellery, gowns, professional photo shoots, beauty and hair products and then jet off to represent her country at the Miss World Festival which is televised in over 100 countries around the world.  The winner will also enjoy an all-expenses paid trip to the Maldives to do a photoshoot later in the autumn.