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The grand final of Miss Ireland 2018 takes place this Sunday, September 19, at Dublin's Helix Theatre

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Finalists from across Ireland | Brian McEvoy

Preparations are well under way for the grand final of Miss Ireland 2018, and finalists stepped out for a special preview at The Bonnington Hotel in Dublin this week.

The search for Miss Ireland 2018 will come to a head this Sunday, September 16, when the final takes place in Dublin’s Helix theatre.

This year marks the 71st Miss Ireland, as the event has grown to become a key date in the social calendar.

Finalists from across Ireland pictured at a special preview of the Miss Ireland 2018 finalists | Brian McEvoy

Brendan Marc Scully, Miss Ireland Boss & Creative Director, said, “Every year we are more excited than the last as the event seems to become bigger and bigger each time, and with this being the 71st year, we feel this is going to be a very special one.”

“This year we welcome the fabulous Rosanna Davison to the Miss Ireland judging panel, 15 years after she won this very competition and then went onto victory becoming Miss World.”

Rosanna said, “I’m absolutely delighted to be judging Miss Ireland and really looking forward to meeting some of the country’s most clever, ambitious and gorgeous women. It’s set to be a brilliant night!”

Finalists pictured at a special preview of the Miss Ireland 2018 finalists | Brian McEvoy

Richard Morrisey, owner of Miss Ireland 2018 title sponsor RnR Fits, said, “I am delighted to be the title sponsor for this year’s Miss Ireland; it is an honour for us here at RNR Fits to be involved in such a prestigious and storied contest.”

The 26 ladies will take to the stage in The Mahony Hall at The Helix Theatre, which played host to Ireland’s got Talent earlier this year.

Also this yea, a new MR Ireland will be selected on the night who will take over the title from current MR Ireland Darren King.