Winners' delight at national children's art competition
"Surprised and delighted" was one reaction from a winner in the Irish League of Credit Union's countrywide art competition.
Margaux Gilbourne (7), from Co Cork, said she was "really excited" to win the seven years and under category.
Margaux said her painting was inspired by "fairy life and abstract art" and she was "surprised and delighted" to get the award.
There were 30,000 entries received through 300 credit unions for the competition, with 10 different prize categories.
In the 14 to 17 years Special category, runner-up Eoin Herlihy (15) overcame a heart attack last year to win silver.
Eoin, from Co Kerry, said his painting was inspired by a "love of cycling".