Do you have what it takes to be the next Miss Tipperary?

Do you have what it takes to be the next Miss Tipperary?

2017 winner Cailin Duggan with Miss Tipperary organiser Esme Mansergh Wallace

Heats are beginning all over the country to find contestants with beauty, poise and personality to take part in the forthcoming Miss Ireland 2018 event. Entries are now being taken for the nations hottest beauty search to find the perfect girl to represent her county at the Miss Ireland Final.

Miss Tipperary is being held and organised by a former Miss Tipperary and previous Miss Sunday World winner, Esme Mansergh – Wallace. Esme is coming back from the success of picking the overall winner of Miss Ireland twice in recent years- in 2013, with Clonmel girl, Aoife Walsh and in 2016 with Portroe native Niamh Kennedy.

“We have had great success with our winners, Aoife winning helped launch the competition hugely in its first year and Niamh’s success has cemented the heat as one of the strongest in the country."  

"Our other winners in 2014; Linda Creedon, 2015; Lauren Browne and last years beauty Cailin Duggan all reached the final seven and we have had huge success with our runners up also qualifying in the semi final so Tipperary has been strongly represented in the past."

“I am so thrilled to be back running the Miss Tipperary heat this year and am really hoping that we can be as successful as we have been the last five years," she added. 

Esme is running the selection to find the lucky girl who will attend the star studded Miss Ireland Final in August. The Miss Tipperary title is fast becoming one of the most popular titles to win as the last six winners, including Esme herself, have been successful in reaching the final knock out rounds of Miss Ireland.

The final of Miss Tipperary will be held in the beautiful Anner Hotel Conference and Leisure Centre in Thurles on Friday June 1st at 8pm.

“The Anner is the perfect venue for an event like this, and I am delighted to welcome the hotel as the main sponsors of this year’s event.”

“Due to the success of the last few years, there has been huge interest which is fantastic. An agent from Pulse Models in Cork will attend and will be scouting for potential models to sign with Pulse. It is a great opportunity for girls who are keen to start a modelling career. A lot of the contestants from the last few years have gone on to sign with agencies and have had a huge amount of work so it is a great opportunity for all participants, not just the winners," said Esme.

Tickets are selling at €12 and can be bought on the door but advanced booking is advised as it is sure to be a sell out event with girls from all over the county vying for the much coveted chance of competing in the Miss Ireland final. There is also an extra bonus as the girls who place 2nd and 3rd in the heat will have the chance to compete in the Miss Ireland semi final and according to Esme “It is a great opportunity to get all 3 Tipperary girls participating in the Miss Ireland final."

Hair and Make up is being provided for all contestants on the day by Shear Creations in Clonmel. Stacey and her team are really excited to come on board this year and help treat the girls so that they can wow the judges.

Our panel of judges has a wealth of knowledge from different aspects of the Industry. Kellie Mc Grath is a model with Mandy Maher and a former Miss Universe Ireland Contestant. Patrick Mc Loughney is Hi Magazines Model of the Year and a Social Media Influencer with a following of over 18,000 people. Niamh Kennedy is a former Miss Ireland and Miss Tipperary and current Miss Tipperary Cailin Duggan will be there to judge and hand over her title to our next deserving winner.

Interested entrants please email Esme at for further details and entry criteria.

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