Thursday, January 13, 2022

Diamonds are forever for the Miss Ireland Organisation as this year marks its 75th Jubilee of the competition with plans for the largest and most spectacular show this summer.

The search has officially begun for Miss Mayo 2022 to follow in the footsteps of reigning Miss Mayo titleholders who represented the county last year at the Miss Ireland final.

The winner of Miss Ireland 2021, Pamela Uba (26), who grew up in Ballyhaunes in Co Mayo captured the hearts of the nation with her incredible story and has featured prominently in the Irish media with captivating interviews and also made waves internationally having appeared on TV Shows in Los Angeles, London, Johannesburg and even featured in the New York Times.  Pamela spent a month in Puerto Rico representing Ireland at Miss World and is all set to jet back out there in March for the overall final.

Miss Mayo Laura Martin (25) also did Mayo Proud last year on the Miss Ireland stage as ‘Beauty with a Purpose’ Winner in recognition of all of her charity work and Miss Claremorris Olivia Barret (21) from Claremorris finished in the top eight finalists.

Laura Martin is a  marketing and design manager for Sweeney Oil and completed her masters degree in computer science.  She is originally from Cork but moved to the West of Ireland three years ago to start her career.  Laura is a youth mentor in Mayo with Foroige’s Big Brother Big Sister programme, an internationally recognised youth mentoring programme that helps to form supportive friendships for young people and inspire them to brighter futures. Laura has successfully run several fundraising events in recent years. Laura was thrilled to accept the ‘Beauty with a Purpose’ sash in recogniton of her charity work.

Miss Ireland Pamela Uba pictured in Peutro Rico representing Ireland at Miss World.

Olivia Barret (21) from Claremorris is a Criminal Justice student at the University of Limerick,and would like to become a Barrister one day. She was thrilled to finish in the top eight finalists and wowed judges throughout the competition last year.

Selections will run all over the country to find contestants from each county with beauty, poise and personality to take part in the Miss Ireland 2022 competition next summer.  The winner from each county represents their county at the most spectacular ever Diamond Jubilee Miss Ireland show. The winner of each of the county crowns and sashes also enjoy representing their county and title throughout the year at various events, awards and appearances. Full details on how to enter Miss Ireland 2022 are available on

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