CLAREMORRIS QUEEN Charlotte Kean, representing Keane’s Bar, Crossboyne, winner of the ‘Miss Claremorris’ contest is pictured with Jamie Burke.?Pic: Michael Donnelly
Charlotte chosen as Miss Claremorris
Over 200 people poured into The Dalton Inn Hotel last Thursday night to see who would be crowned Miss Claremorris 2012. The fundraiser in aid of the Claremorris St Patrick’s Day Parade proved to be a huge success.
With comedian Frankie Forde acting as MC for the night, the 12 girls who participated were put at ease while Forde put the spotlight on the crowd from time to time.
The 12 young ladies who entertained the crowd with talents ranging from singing to irish dancing and even a magic trick, were representing local businesses throughout the town in the competition.
First to take the stage on the night was Aisling Halligan representing the Western Hotel, followed by Stacey Nevin (Healthwest Community Pharmacy); Charlotte Kean (Keane’s Bar); Megan Finn (Supervalu); Phillipa Conroy (Tesco); Karina Burke (Dalton Inn Hotel); Michelle Hyland (Hanley’s Bar); Doireann Hughes (Redz Hair Design); Amy Brett (Clay Cafe); Yvonne Kearney (Warde’s Pub); Chloe Hughes (Duggan School of Dancing) and Charlene Nolan (Fahey Opticians).
Speaking to The Mayo News on the night, members of the fundraising committee, including Maureen Finnerty and Cllr Tom Connolly expressed their gratitude at the support of all the local businesses who put forward an entrant and the support of everyone who attended.
“It’s great to able to run something like this and get the support from such a large number of people from the town,” said Cllr Connolly.
The winner on the night was local girl, Charlotte Kean, representing Keane’s Bar, Crossboyne. Charlotte, who is a newly qualified Radiographer entertained the crowd with ‘Teardrops on My Guitar’ by Taylor Swift. The 23-year-old who only picked up the guitar a few weeks previous, informed the crowd that she recently secured employment as a Radiographer at University College Hospital Galway.
“You would be surprised at how often I have to explain to people that I don’t fix radios,” explained Charlotte. Following on from last Thursday night’s success, another large crowd is expected to attend Mr Claremorris this coming Friday night in the Dalton Inn Hotel.
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