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.