Exceptional students awarded with GPO prize
GPO Witness History has played host to seven exceptional students and their families.
The secondary school students were all recipients of the award from the Department of Education and Ireland 2016, given to the students who achieved the highest grade in a 1916 question asked in the Junior Cert History exam.
The students were presented with their awards by Education Minister Richard Bruton at the department headquarters before their visit to GPO Witness History.
Pictured are Aline FitzGerald (general manager, GPO Witness History), Emma Beashel (St Gerard's, Bray), Aoife O'Sullivan (Christ the King Secondary School, Cork), Aindrias Lyons (Coláiste Chríost Rí, Cork), Ann-Marie Smith (education manager, GPO Witness History), Ailish Grainne Bradley (St Mary's Secondary School, Cork), Aiden J Collins (alias Tom from the Irish Volunteers), Aishling Kelly (St Joseph's Secondary School, Rochefortbridge). Missing from photograph: Cian Morey (Coláiste an Spioraid Naoimh). Photo: Paul Sherwood