A young Donegal woman has been crowned Miss Ireland.18 year old Lauren McDonagh, from Buncrana, last night became only the second Donegal woman to win the title following Gaoth Dobhair woman Natasha Nic Gairbheith in 2004.A delighted Lauren, the daughter of Tom and Ann McDonagh, was overjoyed after her win in Dublin last night. Lauren was selected to represent Donegal at this year’s final at the regional final held in the Cavern Letterkenny last June. The Cavern are the main sponsors of Miss Donegal 2017.Lauren will now repesent Ireland at the Miss World final in China this November.Lauren was styled for last night’s event by Pure Boutique Letterkenny.Delight as young Donegal woman scoops Miss Ireland title was last modified: September 23rd, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:buncranaLauren McDonaghMISS IRELAND
North Country EMS responded to two distressed hikers – one on Silver Star Mountain in Skamania County and the other on Mount St. Helens. One woman fell 35 feet down a 55-60 degree slope around 12:35 p.m. on Silver Star Mountain in Skamania County about two miles up Ed’s Trail at 3800 foot elevation, according to a North Country EMS bulletin. She did not complain of any injuries, but it was too brushy, slippery and steep for her to safely get down to her and help. No one in her hiking group from Vancouver Parks and Recreation could safely get down to her. One member was able to get a small rope to her to help her hold on until help arrived. North Country EMS repelled down to her, brought her up in a harness and walked her down the mountain. She is uninjured, according to the bulletin. Six rescuers hiked the two miles up the trailhead where the fall happened and lowered one rescuer to the hiker via a rope system. They put a rescue harness on her and raised her back up to the trail. She was was uninjured and able to walk herself back to her vehicle at the trailhead by 4:26 p.m. After that rescue was complete, five more rescue members of the Volcano Rescue Team left to assist rescuers on Mt. St Helens. A 14-year-old male hiker fell on the bottom of Monitor Ridge on the main climbing route around 1:17 p.m..He fell into a rock, injuring his head and shoulder, and briefly lost consciousness, according to the witness who called 911. The hiker is now alert, stable and talking to rescuers.