Rose of Tralee

Donegal Rose: Niamh Ní Dhubhgáin

My name is Niamh Duggan and I'm 21. I've just completed my third year in NUIG, studying Irish, Psychology and Performing Arts. I'm based in Galway throughout the academic year but I call Tory Island my home. Growing up on a Gaeltacht island instilled a love of Irish culture in me. I am a fluent Irish speaker and singer.

I've been singing since I was four and have sang at weddings/other social events, as well as competing in Irish traditional singing competitions. My joy in life is my friends and family. I love meeting new people. I love to travel and experience different cultures. I adore children and have a passion for helping people and standing up for others. I plan to satisfy both needs from volunteer work and advocacy while pursuing a career in teaching. Singing, the Irish language and Tory is a big part of me.

My platform as the Donegal Rose has enabled me to promote all three, along with other things I am passionate about such as positive mental health, self-acceptance and self-belief. As a young person I like to set an example for others to be open, vocal and just to accept themselves for who they are.