Sunday 12th of August to Sunday 19th of August 2018

Colleen Conway  Tyrone Maiden - Sponsored by Dizzylands Funfair


Colleen is 23 years old has just graduated from St Mary’s University specialising in music and special education.  With music a very big factor in her life hoping to release a solo CD, playing in many choirs and tutoring in piano and voice and holding a 100% merit distinction with Trinity College London,  Colleen volunteers with a few different charities one being with the local Children’s Liturgy Group


2017/18 Maidens

Paula Rochford  Wexford Maiden Sponsored by The Whistledown


Paula is 19 years old is currently studying Social Science and hopes to fulfil her passion and study in counselling.  A very talented swimmer winning medals in many competitions and received bronze award in Gaisce, The President’s Award she enjoys to help out at the local ISPCA walking dogs and would like to travel after she finishes her degree.

Jasmine Lohmeyer San Diego Maiden Sponsored by The Balmoral

Jasmine is 23 years old and works as a hostess having completed her degree in Communications at Kincsiology hopes to work in the San Diego hospitality Industry.  A massive part of her life is dedicated to her Irish Dancing with over 15 years’ experience and having competed in the World Irish Dancing Championship in Glasgow she also volunteers with the shows and community education.

Niamh Reavey  Newry Maiden Sponsored by Buttercrane

Niamh is 18 years old and loves to travel and experience different cultures born in Luton moved to Newry when she was younger a past pupil of Our Lady’s Grammar school is now a qualified beautician working in the hairdressing and beauty she loves to advise people on what suits them best.  Niamh is a GAA member and helps out at Pairc Esler at club and county matches


Sydney Diulus   Pittsburgh Maiden Sponsored by The Genoa

Sydney is 22 years old and has just graduated in a bachelor’s degree in Biology and a minor in  Biochemistry at Duquesne University and hopes to become a surgeon volunteering in the children’s rehab facility she is currently on an intern at a hospital in Pittsburgh while applying to medical school.   Sydney also loves to cook and travel.



Niamh Monahan - Monaghan Maiden  Sponsored by Diamonds Restaurant

Niamh is 21years old and is from Inniskeen she has just finished her Level 8 degree in Irish and Religious studies and has been accepted to complete her masters in Primary Education at Dublin City University. Niamh regularly helps in the local community with volunteering her time at the local summer camp and leading the parish children's liturgy group but also manages time to help out with the farm

Aime McVeigh  Down Maiden Sponsored by Friar Tucks

Aime  has just finished her A Levels and hopes to go to Veterinary Nursing  as she loves animals and helps out in the local dog shelters and one day hopes to stop animal cruelty in the world. A keen hiker Aime enjoys Gymnastics and Art.



Kelly-Ann Beggs  Warrenpoint Maiden Sponsored by Warrenpoint Port

Kelly-Ann is 18 years old and has just finished her first year at Southern Regional College in Newry studying ICT and would like to follow this on with engineering course a lifelong ambition.  An avid reader and enjoys walking her dogs Shadow and Ash Kelly-Ann volunteers with the local school assisting out with their school sports day.



Donna Maria Brammeld  Belfast Maiden Sponsored by McAnultys

Donna is 27 years old and was born in London but now lives in Belfast and is working as a Beauty Therapist she loves to travel having seen so many beautiful places around the world in her pastime she loves to read and going to the gym and meeting new people and seeing the positive in everything.