Miss Universe Ireland

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Formation2002; 21 years ago (2002)
TypeBeauty pageant
Miss Universe
Official language
One Stop Productions

The Miss Universe Ireland is a national beauty pageant that has selected Ireland's representative to the Miss Universe pageant since 2002.


Beginning in 2002 Andrea Roche, who represented Ireland at Miss Universe 1998 in the United States, was the national director of Miss Universe in Ireland. Through the Andrea Roche Model agency, the contestants trained to be the next representative of Ireland at the contest. Between 2002 and 2015 the Andrea Roche era resulted in only one high-placed result in Miss Universe, in 2010, with Rozanna Purcell.


Through the organization, the winner is provided a platform based on her objectives for the year. She will serve as ambassador for the country of Ireland. She will be the face of beauty and fashion brands and bring awareness to social causes for the greater good of communities across Ireland. Alongside The Miss Universe Ireland Organization, she will plan how to achieve her personal and professional goals on the national and global scale.


  • Personal Interview: Contestant's will be judged by their ability to articulate themselves. This is the opportunity for the judges to get to know who you are.
  • Swimwear competition: Each contestant will walk the runway during the swimsuit segment displaying her dedication to a healthy lifestyle.
  • Evening Gown competition: The judges and fans will see the contestants’ personal style as they walk the stage in their evening gown of choice. However, the exact design of the gown does not count towards the total score and instead the judges focus on how confidently each woman presents herself.



In 2009 it was reported that the pageant was sponsored by Educogym, a concept gym created by Tony Quinn. At the launch contestants were photographed wearing sashes emblazoned with the Educogym name and it was announced the winner would receive a year's membership.[1] Co-host Lisa Fitzpatrick was reported as saying "If someone wants to read into angels then let them on and if someone else gets help from Tony Quinn's seminars then it can only be doing good for them" despite what many were calling a cult.[2]

Miss Universe Ireland 2010[edit]


Miss Universe Ireland[edit]

  •   : Declared as Winner
  •   : Ended as runner-up or top 5/6 qualification
  •   : Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
  •   : Ended as special awards winner
Miss Universe Ireland has started to send a Miss Ireland to Miss Universe from 1961. Before 2002 the winner of Miss Ireland went to Miss Universe. Started in 2002 the first annual Miss Universe Ireland has been held by Andrea Roche (former Miss Ireland 1998). The winner represents her country at Miss Universe pageant. In 2017 the Miss Universe license in Ireland had given to Brittany Mason (an american model and Moxie media productions). The pageant reruns as like as the motto "Deliver the title of Miss Universe to the Irish". On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a runner-up is sent.
Year County Miss Universe Ireland Placement at Miss Universe Special Awards Notes
2024 TBA
2023 Kildare Aishah Akorede[4] Unplaced
2022 Did not compete
2021 Belfast Katharine Walker Unplaced Appointed — Due to the impact of COVID-19 pandemic, the Runner-up of Miss Universe Ireland 2020 crowned as the Miss Universe Ireland 2021.
2020 Ulster Nadia Sayers Unplaced
2019 Dublin Fionnghuala O'Reilly Unplaced
2018 Donegal Grainne Gallanagh Top 20
2017 Cork Cailín Toibín Top 16 Brittany Mason (MOXIE Media Production) directorship.
2016 Did not compete
2015 Londonderry Joanna Cooper Unplaced
2014 Cork Lisa Madden Unplaced
2013 Did not compete
2012 Dublin Adrienne Murphy Unplaced
2011 Limerick Aoife Hannon Unplaced
2010 Tipperary Rozanna Purcell Top 10
2009 Dublin Diana Donnelly Unplaced
2008 Dublin Lynn Kelly Unplaced
2007 Did not compete
2006 Galway Melanie Boreham Unplaced
2005 Dublin Mary Gormley Unplaced
2004 Louth Cathriona Duignam Unplaced
2003 Limerick Lesley Flood Unplaced
2002 South Dublin Lisa O'Sullivan Unplaced Andrea Roche (Andrea Model) directorship.

Miss Ireland 1961-2001[edit]

  •   : Declared as Winner
  •   : Ended as runner-up or top 5/6 qualification
  •   : Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
  •   : Ended as special awards winner
Year County Miss Ireland Placement at Miss Universe Special Awards Notes
2001 Tipperary Lesley Turner Unplaced Miss Universe Ireland 2001 (separate title).
2000 Tipperary Louise Doheny Unplaced Miss Universe Ireland 2000 (separate title).
1999 Dublin Vivienne Doyle Unplaced
1998 Tipperary Andrea Roche Top 10
1997 Limerick Fiona Mullally Unplaced Appointed — The 3rd Runner-up of Miss Ireland 1996 competed at Miss Universe 1997.
1996 Cavan Joanne Black Unplaced
1995 Dublin Anna Maria McCarthy Unplaced
1994 South Dublin Pamela Flood Unplaced
1993 Cork Sharon Ellis Unplaced
1992 Down Jane Thompson Unplaced Designated as "Miss Universe Ireland 1992" after Miss Ireland 1991 Amanda Bunker did not allow to compete, due to minimum requirement.
1991 Fingal Siobhan McClafferty Unplaced
  • Miss Photogenic
1990 South Dublin Barbara Ann Curran Unplaced
1989 Dublin Collette Jackson Unplaced
1988 Dublin Adrienne Rock Unplaced
1987 Down Rosemary Elizabeth Thompson Unplaced
1986 Karen Ann Shevlin Unplaced Designated as "Miss Universe Ireland 1986" after Miss Ireland 1985, Anne Marie did not go to Miss Universe 1986.
1985 Dublin Olivia Marie Tracey Top 10
1984 Dublin Patricia Nolan Unplaced
1983 Londonderry Roberta Brown 2nd Runner-up
1982 Londonderry Geraldine Mary McGrory Unplaced
1981 Dublin Valerie Roe Unplaced Miss Ireland 1980 (there were two titles in Miss Ireland; Miss Ireland Universe and Miss Ireland World).
1980 Dublin Maura McMenamim Unplaced Miss Ireland 1979 (there were two titles in Miss Ireland; Miss Ireland Universe and Miss Ireland World).
1979 Lorraine Marion O’Conner Unplaced
1978 Dublin Lorraine Bernadette Enriquez Top 12
1977 Dublin Jakki Moore Unplaced
1976 Westmeath Elaine Rosemary O’Hara Unplaced
1975 Dublin Julie Ann Farnham Top 12
1974 Dublin Yvonne Costelloe Unplaced
1973 Pauline Theresa Fitzsimons Unplaced
1972 Donegal Maree McGlinchey Unplaced
1971 Marie Hughes Unplaced
1970 Fermanagh Rita Doherty Unplaced
1969 Patricia Brine Unplaced
1968 Dublin Tiffany Scales Unplaced
1967 Patricia Armstrong Top 15
1966 Cavan Gladys Anne Waller Unplaced
1965 Anne Elizabeth Neill Unplaced
1964 Maurine Elizabeth Lecky Unplaced
1963 Marlene Margaret McKeown 2nd Runner-up
  • Miss Photogenic
Crowned from the title of Miss Ireland-Nations 1963/1964.
1962 Dublin Josie Dwyer Unplaced
1961 Dublin Jean Russell Unplaced


  1. ^ Tallant, Nicola (7 June 2009). "Messiah Universe". Sunday World. pp. 2–3.
  2. ^ "Lisa says Tony Quinn's fees worth paying if guru builds self-esteem". independent. Retrieved 2022-03-28.
  3. ^ Horoscopes. "Roz offered contract by billionaire Trump - Around Town, Entertainment". Herald.ie. Archived from the original on 2012-08-01. Retrieved 2012-03-19.
  4. ^ ""Thank you so much to my beautiful mother for raising me on her own" - Kildare woman is crowned Miss Universe Ireland". Leinster Leader. 23 September 2023. Retrieved 24 September 2023.

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