McGlynns to open Mary from Dungloe Festival this year


THE 57th Mary from Dungloe International Arts Festival in July is to be officially opened by Shaun and Noreen McGlynn. From Main Street in Dungloe, Shaun and Noreen have accepted the invitation from festival organisers to open the festival on Saturday, July 27.Dung The family have been in business in the town for over 50 […]


Young Dungloe girl selected to represent town at 2024 festival


by Eoin McGarvey A young Dungloe girl will play host to the visiting Mary from Dungloe contestants later this year following her selection at the weekend as the 2024 Dungloe Mary. Graduate Aine Mc Gee, 23, from Meenatottan outside Dungloe was selected from six girls who took part in the selection process. Advertisement A delighted […]


Adele selected as 2023 Mary from Dungloe


ADELE Morgan, the Dubai Mary, was selected as the 56th Mary from Dungloe at Sunday night’s Crowning Cabaret. The 28-year-old is from Glasgow and has strong connections with Donegal having attended the Mary from Dungloe many times over the years along with her cousins and extended family who live in the Rosses. Her crowning brought […]


Mary From Dungloe festival gets underway


By Róise Collins The world famous Mary From Dungloe International Arts Festival is returning to Dungloe this weekend. This is the 56th year of celebrations. Co-Director of the festival, Gavin Boyle told the Donegal News that they have been very busy for the best part of a year getting organised for this year’s celebrations. He promised […]


Huge response to Mary from Dungloe appeal


ORGANISERS of the Mary From Dungloe Festival say it is “all systems go” following a hugely positive response to an appeal for volunteers. An emergency meeting was called on Monday amid fears the annual celebrations may have to be cancelled due to a lack of support from the community. But spokesperson Mary Ward told the Donegal News […]


Mary from Dungloe festival goes virtual


FOR the first time in its history the Mary From Dungloe Festival will go virtual this year with an online crowning ceremony on the August Bank Holiday weekend. Following the disappointment of last year when the annual pageant was cancelled for the first time in its 53-year history, the organisers decided a virtual event was […]


Former ‘Mary’ hits the sweet spot


A former Mary from Dungloe is working as a senior business executive at one of the world’s largest snack companies. Dr Jolene McGroarty (40), from Station Road, Falcarragh, works at the headquarters of Mondelez International in Zurich. As part of a large international corporation has meant she gets to work with some of the world’s […]