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  • Northside East

Tommy wins art prize

Friday, 9th February, 2018 4:00pm
Tommy wins art prize

Tommy Pearl

Tommy wins art prize

Tommy Pearl

A NORTHSIDE boy recently won first prize in a national art contest organised by Trinity College Dublin.  

Tommy Pearl (pictured left), from St Paul’s Senior National School, Ayrfield, claimed the award in the Primary School Art Category of The Book of Kells Creative Competition’.

Some 1,500 budding artists and writers of all ages from all over Ireland participated in the competition. The challenge to get creative and be inspired by one of Ireland’s greatest cultural treasures, the Book of Kells, produced a phenomenal response, with students from 52 primary schools and 42 secondary schools getting out their pens and paint brushes to participate in the competition.

Congratulating the winners on their achievement, Laureate na nÓg, author and illustrator, PJ Lynch, ambassador of the competition and judge, 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 new theme is ‘Animals in the Book of Kells’. 

The closing date will be November 30, 2018 and further information will be available in the coming weeks at


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