A WONDERFULLY creative Killarney schoolgirl has won the overall prize in the national primary school section of a prestigious Trinity College Book of Kells art competition.
Anna Dunlea produced a magnificent piece of art to wow the adjudicators and she attended a special ceremony in Trinity to receive her prize.
12-year-old Anna, who attends Fossa National School, was presented with the coveted award by competition ambassador and RTÉ presenter Sharon Ní Bheolain and Dr Rachel Moss of Trinity’s History of Art Department.
She received a cash prize for both herself and Fossa school along with a VIP tour of Trinity and lunch for her class.
Over 1,600 budding artists and writers of all ages participated in the Book of Kells creative competition and the judges were astounded with the phenomenal talent that was shown.
The most senior winner aged 82 years of age and entries were received from across Ireland as well as the US, UK, throughout Europe and even as far away as Australia.
The six overall winners were announced at the special awards ceremony in Trinity’s dining hall and they were surrounded by family, friends and teachers.
Anna Dunlea was adjudged the stand-out entry in the keenly contested primary school section.
Trinity Professor Darryl Jones, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences,
remarked: “This was a truly wonderful competition to be a part of, to see how the extraordinary Book of Kells still manages to hold such inspiration for all ages. The talent shown by all our entrants was incredible and made the task of judging the entrants even more difficult”.
Talented Anna is the daughter of Peter and Sandra Dunlea from Barleymount in Fossa.
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