Australian resident representing Roscommon in Miss Ireland

 

 

 

 

Australian resident Luchia Noyes will be Roscommon’s representative in the upcoming Miss Ireland competition, which takes place in Dublin on September 14th.

  Twenty-seven-year-old Luchia, who works in Sydney for an Irish TV and Film company, will fly the flag for Roscommon due to her connections to the Finnerty family located in the Tulsk area.

  Her grand-aunt Mary O’Dwyer of Kilkenny married Tom Finnerty, and they raised a family in Roscommon. Tom passed some years ago, while Mary resides in the Sacred Heart Hospital in Roscommon.

  Luchia has frequented Roscommon on numerous occasions and is looking to drum up some support for the county for the upcoming event. She divides her time between Australia and County Clare and revealed her plan is to return home in the next few years.

  The inspiration behind her entering the competition is to create awareness for the mental health campaign which she has embarked on for suicide prevention, something which she says is very close to her heart.

  “The reason I want to enter Miss Ireland is to try and create more awareness around suicide prevention. Not only does it continue to be a big problem in Ireland but also in Australia with all the ex-pats,” she explains.

  “I have lost some really good friends to suicide in recent years so it is certainly an issue which is really close to my heart,” she added.

  The main focus of her campaign is to add to the important work being carried out by Pieta House in Ireland, but also the Black Dog Institute in Sydney. She has already organised a major fundraising event while in Sydney, with 35 well-known rugby players involved.

  She says she is really looking forward to the event, and hopes to do the county proud.

  “I can’t wait for the event and I hope I can drum up a bit of support from the people of Roscommon as well,” she added.

  Luchia has also set up a GoFundMe campaign page, www.gofundme.com/suicideprevention-campaign039, so if you would like to support her in her exploits you can log on and donate using the link above.