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Island students sweep national awards


If the results of a recent national literature competition for secondary schools are anything to go by, then it seems that a younger generation of Tory islanders have inherited the older generation’s mastery of storytelling.

There are only seven pupils in the islands school, yet three of these students managed to take the top awards in a national Irish Language literature competition sponsored by Údarás na Gaeltachta.

Lauren Ní Bhaoill (16) won the overall national prize for her short story Coimeadí Uimhir a hocht, 4th year Ciara Ní Dhubhgháin won the Eibhlín Ní Cháimhsí Memorial Award for the best entry from Donegal for her short story Deich ndóigh le múinteoir a mharú (Ten ways to kill your teacher), while Áine Máire Nic Ruairí won the best essay in the 16 -18 year old age group for her essay, Ag iascaireacht i dToraigh (Fishing in Tory).

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