On Tuesday, December 6, Cahir Credit Union held the presentation of prizes for the Credit Union Art Competition in the Banquet Hall of Cahir Castle. There were 14 Certificates presented to the children of primary/post primary schools and the adult section of the competition.
Cahir Credit Union manager, Denis Hartnett, opened the proceedings welcoming everyone on such an inclement night. This year he felt the new format allowed the entrants to be more creative in their entries, the theme being “Ireland through my eyes.”
Mr. Pat O’Malley, Vice President, presented the awards to the winning categories - seven years and under: first Ben Carey, Ballylooby N.S., second Rona Dowling, Burncourt, N.S., third Natalie Crotty, Burncourt N.S.
Eight to 10 years: first Jack Cleary, Ballylooby, N. S., second. Pietr Wielgat, Cahir N.S., third Anna Moran, Burncourt N.S.
11to 13 years: first Elaine Whelan, Ballylooby N.S., second Amy Carroll, Our Lady of Mercy Cahir, third Andrea Conway, Burncourt N.S.
14 to17 years: first Emma Buckley, Colaiste Dun Iascaigh, Cahir, second Marina Soloman, Colaiste Dun Iascaigh, Cahir, third Joseph Delaney, Colaiste Dun Iascaigh, Cahir.
Special Category: first Jack Prendergast. Over 18s: first Diana Zimann.
The winning entries are now on display at the Credit Union offices. The winners from each category went forward to Chapter 10 Art Competition where Ben Carey, from Cahir came third in the seven years and under category, Jack Cleary, also from Cahir, came second in the eight to 10 years category, nd Elaine Whelan came third in the 11 to 13 years category. Diana Zimman came third in the 18 years and over group and Jack Prendergast, Cahir came second in the 14 to 17 years special category.
Mr. O’Malley commented on the very high standard of entries and he complemented the time and detail that went into the paintings