Pictured at the Miss Limerick and Miss Clare 2019 pageant in the Opium nightclub are Miss 101 Limerick 2019 Christina Alcazar Deverell, Miss Limerick 2019 Ciara O Halloran and Miss Clare 2019 Emma Austin. Picture: Conor Owens/ilovelimerick.
Meet Ciara O Halloran our Miss Limerick 2019
Model, an aspiring engineer, and talented athlete, Ciara O Halloran has been crowned this year’s Miss Limerick. This year’s Miss Limerick event held at 101 Limerick was a big success and was hosted by the former Miss Clare Lauren Guilfoyle and judged by popular blogger Sinead O’Brien, Miss Ireland 2018 Aoife O’Sullivan, Mr. Ireland 2018 Wayne Walsh and RSVP magazine showbiz editor Mikie O’Loughlin.
Ciara O Halloran, the winner of Miss Limerick 2019, commented on her win, saying, “I was getting emotional. I was just shocked. It was something I wanted for a really long time”.
In 2017, Ciara, a model with the Holman-Lee Agency was crowned Miss Limerick North. Her ultimate goal was to win the title of Miss Limerick. With the beauty gene in the family, being crowned Miss Limerick has been a dream of Ciara’s from a young age, as her grandmother Ann O’Halloran was the 1963 Miss Limerick and her aunt Anne O’Halloran also won Miss Limerick in 1990.
Ciara, 23, from Raheen, Limerick is a Technology Management Graduate student at the University of Limerick and is very passionate about pursuing a career in engineering. Ciara has represented Ireland in Basketball and Tag Rugby on numerous occasions and is currently playing a high level of rugby. Ciara belongs to the Shannon Rugby Club, and in 2016 she got her first international cap for tag rugby. Ciara has international basketball caps for Ireland at U-15, U-16, U-18 and now also at U-20 levels.
The MC for the night was Lauren Guilfoyle, a Physiotherapist, and Sports Journalist. This year, for the first time, the show had a new creative team running the competition including Patrick McLoughney, Social Media Influencer, Esme Mansergh Wallace, Miss Ireland 2012 finalist and James Hayes. James and his team are launching a new website in September, which will be a mental health resource for students called BeLimitless.ie.
Last year’s winner of the Miss Limerick competition was Beibhinn Haren who helped fundraise for LauraLynn Children’s Hospice by holding a coffee afternoon and bucket collection that raised €1,300 for the charity. Ciara is also planning to raise money and awareness for a charity of her choice and is excited to lend her name and energy to a good cause.
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