Submit your application online by clicking here – due on December 28!
Single (never been married or never had a child)
No less than 17 years old by March 17, 2023, and a senior in high school; nor more than 24 years old by March 17, 2023 (age extended for 2023 contest year only due to COVID-19)
Resident of Holyoke or South Hadley, MA
Must claim Irish ancestry
Completion of application
Applications are accepted from November 20, 2022, through December 28, 2022.
All applicants are to attend an orientation on January 1, 2023, at 1:00 pm at the Delaney House.
The pageant rehearsal will be on the evening of January 5, 2023, and the formal pageant will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2023, where five finalists will be selected.
These five finalists will be honored at The Coronation Ball on Saturday, February 18, 2023, where one will be selected as Grand Colleen. The Grand Colleen will receive numerous gifts from local donors, a scholarship, or a trip for two to Ireland presented by the St. Patrick’s Committee of Holyoke. All of the Colleens are expected to attend and will have their tickets comped for the 2023 events held by the St. Patrick’s Committee of Holyoke.
Note: Immediate family members of the Grand Colleen Pageant Subcommittee of The St. Patrick’s Committee of Holyoke are ineligible to apply.