The Frances Brannigan Gaeltacht Scholarship Awards

May 11, 2010

For the third year in succession the Frances Brannigan Scholarship Awards were held in Gaelscoil Phadraig Naofa this week. Due to the huge success and generosity of the patrons who supported and attended the fundraising dance in the Rangers hall on 18th March, over £2,000 was raised to encourage and support local families and young people to attend gaeltacht courses over the coming summer.

Each student who applied for a scholarship underwent an oral examination and will receive a monetary contribution towards the cost of their gaeltacht fees. A top scholarship of £300 was awarded to Conor McCrave from Silverbridge, 4 scholarships of £200 each were awarded to Lauren McConville(Culloville), Séana Cairns(Crossmaglen), Eamon McCrave(Silverbridge) and Jenny Reel(Silverbridge) and 3 scholarships of £100 each were awarded to Treasa Moley(Culloville), Deirdre McCrave(Silverbridge) and Conor O’Neill(Crossmaglen). Everyone else will receive a £50 scholarship for their effort. Maith sibh to all the young people who applied. A special word of thanks to Muinteoir Barra agus Muinteoir Bláithín for their time.

A big thank you to the Friends of Frances Brannigan Committee for all their hard work fundraising and ensuring that all monies were distributed fairly and equitably. Unfortunately the cost of attending Gaeltacht courses has risen quite substantially in recent years and it is vital that the community continues its support to ensure that students are not disadvantaged from attending summer courses.

The Friends of Frances Brannigan are very proud of the good work which has been done to date and hope that we can depend on the support of the south Armagh people to continue to award these scholarships to our local students.

Míle buichas don phobal ar fad a thug tacaíocht dúinn.