Local student recognised in Book of Kells competition

Athlone student, Jake Hannaffy received a merit award in the secondary writing category of the Book of Kells Creative Competition.

Trinity College Dublin’s nationwide competition challenged participants to get creative and be inspired by one of Ireland’s greatest cultural treasures, the Book of Kells. The competition produced a phenomenal 1,500 budding artists and writers, aged from 3 to 83. Students from 52 primary schools and 42 secondary schools, from every county in Ireland, as well as from the US and the UK, got their pens and paint brushes out and participated in the competition.

Congratulating the winners on their great achievement, Laureate na nÓg, author and illustrator, PJ Lynch said:

“I was absolutely delighted by the fantastic talent shown by so many of the entrants and by the creativity, imagination and originality. It was a pleasure to judge this competition but a very difficult task to choose the winners.”

The competition is now open for 2018 and the theme is going to be ‘Animals in the Book of Kells’. The closing date is November 30 and further information will be available in the coming weeks at www.tcd.ie/visitors/competition/

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