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Local student wins Hot Press writing award

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A FIFTH year student at Colaiste Ailigh in Letterkenny was named Overall Winner of the National Creative Writing Competition “Write Here Write Now” run by Hot Press.
 
Somhairle O’Braoinain won the overall prize for the Secondary School National category.
The awards ceremony took place on Thursday in Dublin’s Mansion House.
 
Somhairle is a student of Mrs Maria Rushe at the Irish language college and has shown extraordinary talent in his personal writing since first year. 

“He is also a keen actor and musician and we are very proud that his talent is being recognised on a national level,” Ms Ui Rois said.

Somhairle is from Ramelton, son of local storyteller and writer Joe Brennan.

A link to Somhairle’s entry 
http://www.hotpress.com/writeherewritenow/finalists.php#entry-content14

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