Margaret Duddy is the new Mayor of Dunkineely

Margaret Duddy is the new Mayor of Dunkineely

Congratulations to Margaret Duddy, who was declared the new Mayor of Dunkineely at a reception in the Community Centre in Dunkineely on Saturday night.

There were four candidates running in what was essentially a fundraising drive for local clubs.

The race generated huge interest locally and lots of fun as all four candidates entered into the spirit of the event.

Margaret was representing Dunkineely Celtic and beat off stiff competition from Joe Kennedy (Naomh Ultan Bord na nOg), Emmett Brosnan (Bruckless Rowing Club) and Samantha McBrearty (Killaghtee Marching Band).

The selection was based on which candidate could raise the most money for their chosen club and a percentage of this going to charity - which resulted in considerably funds being raised.

The mayoral election was part of a weekend festival in dunkineely which started on Friday evening and ran to Sunday and was a great weekend with the improved weather making the many outdoor events really enjoyable.

See Thursday’s Donegal Democrat for further coverage.