This week’s Friday’s Child is Dearbhla Walsh, the current Miss Derry. Dearbhla is studying a BSc. Quantity Surveying and will compete in the Miss Ireland competition which is being held on July 19.
How would you describe yourself?
I would describe myself as an old fashioned family orientated girl who doesn’t like to go too far away from the homeplace!
Happiest childhood memory?
Would have to be on a family holiday to Disney Florida and my dad encouraging me to get into Mickey Mouse’s bed- Of course I was extremely tired and I was only three years of age.. Needless to say the alarms went off and I was escorted out by two security guards!! My family still laugh at this today..at my expense!!
What was your first job?
I was a stable hand in a local riding school.
So Sue Me! Lol
Stir Crazy- an oldie but makes me laugh everytime!
Favourite television programme?
I’m a soap addict- Eastenders has to be the favourite!
What about ye mucker?
Favourite method of relaxation?
Walking on the beach with my boyfriend and dog- sun, rain, hail or snow that’s where you’ll find me!
Favourite holiday destination?
Mahmutlar, Alanya, Turkey! - I have been going there since I was 12 and still not bored it!
Who would you most like to meet?
Enrique Iglesias, just because of his music nothing to do with how he looks!! Haha!
What makes you angry?
People who are disrespectful to others, it doesn’t cost anything to be civil!
What makes you happy?
Either Christmas time or Holidays when I’m with the whole family together.
What human quality do you most admire?
Positivity and Faith.
What human quality do you least admire?
Selfishness and Greed.
What has been the most embarrassing thing to happen to you?
When in the lecture hall, daydreaming about what clothes would look nice with what, then bang.. Out of the blue the lecturer asks you a question.. Then everyone turns around to look at you while your bright red in the face!! This has happened too many times..
What was the worst thing to happen to you in your life?
Thank god I have been blessed so far that I haven’t been faced with any major life crisis.
What is your greatest fear?
Since I was out on a jetski last summer with my boyfriend and friends.. I was in swimming in the water and a seal came up behind me and it was huge. Since then I am terrified to be in the water alone!!
What has been the high point of your life to date?
This is an easy one, has to be winning Miss Derry! I am so proud to be a representative of the city.
How would you like to be remembered?
A person who left a lasting impression and always was a positive person to be around.
What is your most treasured possession?
My car for sure! Those adds on TV where the man kicks the car door and the womans face drops.. Yeah, that’s me!!
If you won the lotto what would you do with it?
First I would look after my family and then I would seek worthy causes and share the remainder (I dislike greed immensely)
If you could be granted one wish in life, what would you ask for?
That cancer would be totally eradicated in the world.
If you could write your own epitaph what would it be?
Anyone that is reading this tomb stone double check that I’m definitely dead!!!