Miss Limerick ready to shine at Miss Ireland

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Miss Limerick Emily Maunsell.

A 21-year-old International Business Student at the University of Limerick will represent Limerick this year at the Miss Ireland pageant.

Although she has lived in Limerick for the last few years, Emily Maunsell is a native of Clonmel.

Emily is passionate about travelling, health and fitness, journaling, and meditating which she maintains have all contributed to her having a positive outlook on life.

Selections have taken place all over the country to find contestants from each county and the winners will compete for the Miss Ireland crown on August 20 at the Royal Theatre Castlebar.

As Miss Limerick, Emily, will attend various functions, openings and engagements in the county over the next year as well as working on her various charity projects.

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This year’s theme for Miss Ireland is ‘Our World Our Future’ with a focus on the environment and global citizenship.

The finalists will be put through their paces in a challenging competitive process testing their skills in debating, public speaking, talent, sports, modelling, social media and each finalist will be tasked with raising awareness and funds for their chosen charities.

The winner of Miss Ireland will receive an agency contract and prizes including jewellery, gowns, professional photo shoots, beauty and hair products. She will also represent Ireland at the Miss World Festival.