Nancy is a Prize Winner in Thomas F. Meagher Foundation National History Awards

Presentation Castleisland pupil, Nancy O’Connor from Farranfore took second place in an essay competition run by the Thomas F. Meagher Foundation National History Awards.

Nancy O’Connor, is a third year history student at Presentation Secondary School, Castleisland.

Nancy, from Farranfore, was delighted to be awarded second prize for her essay ‘What The Irish Flag Means To Me in 2024.’

The national competition was run by the Thomas F. Meagher Foundation in conjunction with its awards and scholarship programme 2024.

Nancy was commended for her message of peace and inclusion behind our National Flag which was expressed ‘with real creativity and understanding.’

Recognition of Outstanding Students

The Thomas F. Meaghar Foundation established its Awards and Scholarship Programme to recognise outstanding students who have promoted pride in and respect for the Irish Flag and its true meaning for peace. Students from all schools, nationwide were invited to submit an entry to the Irish American Partnership Awards and Scholarship Programme.

“The awards ceremony in Leinster House for winning students will take place next September. We wish Nancy the best of luck and well done again on this great achievement,” said Pres Castleisland Principal Pierce Dargan.

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