Niamh Kennedy the newly crowned Miss Ireland talks about late father Liam

26 Sep 2016 | Angelopedia

This year’s Miss Ireland, 20 year old Niamh Kennedy, broke down after winning the title of Miss Ireland on 23 September 2016, at Crowne Plaza, Santry. The ballerina said that her late father Liam would have been most proud of her on becoming Miss Ireland 2016.

Niamh, who represented Tiperary at Miss Ireland this year, lost her father to Alzheimer’s disease. Her dad was diagnosed with the disease when she was as young as 5 years old.

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Niamh Kennedy the newly crowned Miss Ireland gets candid about late father Liam


The ballerina, who left behind 33 other contestants of the beauty pageant, gleamed with the new title at the grand ceremony and is now all-set to represent her country in Miss World this December, at Washington, DC.

Niamh managed to impress former winners Anne Marie G and Jessica Hayes who were among the judges at the ceremony. The country has high hopes with her, just as the country had with the former representatives of Ireland, in the Miss World pageant.

Miss Ireland beauty pageant is one of the oldest in the world, with the first competition held in 1947. Olivia Tracey, Michelle Rocca, Siobhan McClafferty, Andrea Roche, Emma Waldron are some of the most famous beauty queens to win the title of Miss Ireland.

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