Florida Mary


Victoria Sexton

Sponsored by Rory's Auto Spares


Hello my name is Victoria Sexton and I am positively delighted and honored to be the 2017 Florida Mary!

To get to know me better, here's a little bit of my Irish background. My beautiful mammy was born and raised in Newtowncunningham, so naturally I grew up listening to "Wee Daniel," as she calls him! I've spent many Christmas and Easter holidays in Donegal and Mammy has told me many a story about her memories of the festival.

I grew up in Rathmuck, Kildare show jumping horses and performing in many plays and concerts. I have two fantastic little sisters named Alexandra and Charlene. I  moved from  Kildare to Sunny Florida in 2003 with my family where we live just about an hour from Disney World!

I am currently a student at the University of South Florida where I am pursuing a dual degree in Opera Performance and also in Business Marketing. I am an ambassador of the School of Music and I'm in one of those American sororities. The crazy stories are not true though, we do a lot of good fundraising for many charities! Our national charity is the Ronald McDonald House, so I am a very proud sister of Alpha Delta Pi!

I love to volunteer and travel, so four years ago I decided to put them both together. I embarked on my first mission trip to Mexico where I teach 83 darling children about the Bible and run a medical summer camp. I've been going every year since and I don't plan on stopping.

Performing is my absolute favorite thing so last Christmas I came home to Ireland to perform in a Christmas musical show at Kildare Farm Foods and Open Farm!

I can't wait to come back later this year to perform again!

I would love to be able to represent the Mary from Dungloe Festival on an international level where I can spread my love for Ireland and Donegal and so I can share stories of this sweet little town.

I cannot wait to explore Dungloe and meet all the other Marys. I hope to make lasting friendships and portray every characteristic that a Mary should. l would also like to take this opportunity to thank my sponsors Rory's Auto Spares and Noel Hanlon for this fabulous opportunity and I hope I can make them proud!

Go raibh Maith agat!

Florida Mary