2022 is a year like no other for Miss Ireland, the competition is marking its 75th year and they are pulling out all the stops.
The launch kicked off in House, in Dublin this week with reigning Miss Ireland Pamela Uba ushering in the new hopefuls.
She was joined by Rosanna Davison who was more than happy to share her expertise after claiming the title in 2003.
The finalists, all decked in white, took a private tour of the city and then arrived on an open top bus to celebrate in style and begin their journey.
Selections took place all over the country to find contestants from each county and each winner will represent their county at the Diamond Jubilee Miss Ireland show with 1,500 in attendance on August 20th at the Royal Theatre Castlebar.
The finalists of Miss Ireland this year will be put through their paces in a challenging competitive process this year.
Their skills in debating, public speaking, talent, sports, modelling, social media will all be tested.
Each finalist will be tasked with raising much-needed awareness and funds for their chosen charities. Challenges will also include beach clean ups, ethical upcycling, education pieces and a new Miss Eco Ireland sash will be awarded.
Pictures by Brian McEvoy