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Tuesday 23 July 2019

Evan recognised in Trinity's Book of Kells competition

Evan Skelly from Woodbrook College with RTE news anchor and presenter Sharon Ni Bheoláin and Professor Darryl Jones, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Evan Skelly from Woodbrook College with RTE news anchor and presenter Sharon Ni Bheoláin and Professor Darryl Jones, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Evan Skelly of Woodbrook College has been presented with a merit award in the Trinity College Book of Kells Creative Competition.

The transition year student was one of over 1,600 budding artists and writers from across Ireland, the UK, the US and beyond to participate in the competition.

Evan was presented with a merit certificate for his entry to the writing section of the competition in the secondary schools category at the awards evening in the dining hall at Trinity College.

The judges were astounded by the talent of the budding artists and writers of all ages who submitted entries and they found it very difficult to choose their winners in the competition.

RTE news anchor Sharon Ni Bheolain is an ambassador of the competition and said she was 'bowled over by the standard of entries'.

'People from every walk of life put their heart and soul into interpreting and visualising our most celebrated of manuscripts. Animals, birds and gospel scenes have all been gloriously re-imagined by our finalists and the colours and artistry leap off the page,' she said.

Professor Darryl Jones, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Trinity College, who judged the writing section, said it was a' truly wonderful competition to be a part of' and that 'the talent shown by all our entrants was incredible.'

The competition is now open for 2019. Further information will be available on tcd.ie.

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