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Wednesday 25 April 2018

Three Louth students scoop JP McManus scholarships

Aine Kelly with Principal Deirdre Matthews with JP McManus and Minister for State for Tourism and Sport, Patrick O'Donovan
Aine Kelly with Principal Deirdre Matthews with JP McManus and Minister for State for Tourism and Sport, Patrick O'Donovan

Three Louth students have been awarded a JP McManus All Ireland Scholarship toward their third level education.

The awards ceremony took place last weekend at the University of Limerick where Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Patrick O'Donovan TD, presented the awards.

Special Guest at the ceremony was Rugby Legend, Paul O'Connell.

This is the ninth year of the scholarships, and at the event a total of 125 students from both North and South of Ireland were presented with a third level scholarship certificate.

The Louth students awarded were Aine Kelly from St Vincent's Secondary School who has taken up her studies at NUIG, Sara Radosevic from Colaiste Ris who is attending the University of Edinburgh and Megan Smith from Our Lady's Secondary School in Drogheda who is attending UCD,

The aim of the scheme is set to provide financial assistance to many high achieving students who completed their Leaving Certificate in 2016.

JP McManus has contributed €32 million to fund the provision of these scholarships each year and it is estimated that over 1,300 students from the 32 counties will benefit from the scheme over its duration.

The awards are administered by the Department of Education and Skills and Department of Education in Northern Ireland.

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