04 May National 1916 Events
Congratulations to the Dundalk Grammar School students who participated in the “A Poem for Ireland” Poetry Competition for post-primary schools.
The Department of Education and Skills, the public library service and Libraries Development, Local Government Management Agency organised the competition as part of the commemoration events for Ireland 2016.
A number of DGS students entered and Bebhinn O Brien, 2nd year, and Thomas Craig 5th year were present at the Louth County finals held in Dundalk Library on 28th April 2016.
Thomas was placed 3rd, and Bebhinn’s poem was selected as the overall winner for County Louth.
The county winners were reviewed by a national panel of judges and a shortlist of eight national finalists were selected.
While Bebhinn’s was not one of the final 8 poems, as County winner she has been invited to be present at the national final in Dublin Castle.
Congratulations also to another DGS student, Kerri Halpenny from 1st year, who represented County Louth at the Laochra celebration in Croke Park on Sunday 24th April.
Kerri read part of 1916 Proclamation in front of a 70,000 crowd and the production was also broadcast live on television.