As part of our 1916 commemorations our latest Emailatale competition was on the theme of 1916 and the format was broadened to take in various interpretations of the theme. The standard of entries was as high as always and the following were judged to be the winners:
|Best Short Story||Muireann McSweeney (2 Byrne)|
|Best Poem||Katie Clarke (1 Nolan)|
|Best Interpretation||Ava O'Shea (1 Ryan)|
Sinead Ni Bhraonain - winner (5th year)
Beibhinn Ni Bhraonain - runner up (1st year)
We are further delighted that Kilkenny Co Library Service have announced that Sinead Brennan’s poem “ An Damhsa Gaelach” has won the county final of “A poem for Ireland”, which was organized by The Department of Education and Skills, the Public Library Service and Libraries Development, Local Government Management Agency as part of the commemoration events for Ireland 2016. Sinead will now represent Kilkenny at the national finals next month.
Comhghairdeas leat a Shinéad agus go n-éirí an t-ádh leat sa chraobh.
We also received entries from a local primary school. Pictured below are Mr. Behan and Mr. Clarke with the 3rd/4th and 5th/6th class winners from the Presentation Primary School. Well done to the girls for their inventive pieces which will be published in the CCS Literacy Magazine.