Annie Bell pictured with Alesha Medford, the reigning Mary from Dungloe. INDD 290518 DGL
An honours Business and Marketing student from Donegal town will be the first Donegal Town woman in many years to take part in the finals of he prestigious Mary from Dungloe Festival which commences on July 28th.
Annie Bell who is a student in Sligo IT will represent the Wild Atlantic Way in the finals and no doubt given her studies and her present involvement in the hospitality trade with the Central Hotel in Donegal, she'll be a great ambassador for this tourism initiative.
Annie is the daughter of Stephen Bell, a well known face in Lough Eske Castle, and Bridín, who works in forensics in Letterkenny University Hospital.
Annie told he Democrat. "I am absolutely delighted to be chosen. It really is a great honour to be part of this festival which has done so much to promote Donegal and the Rosses over the last 51 years.
"Festivals like these do an awful lot to enhance the awareness of the tourism product and give tourists a great incentive to visit.
"All the girls over the weekend were just so great I feel that I have already made a lot of new friends."