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Monday 22 July 2019

Grace gets national emoji recognition

Grace Tully
Grace Tully
Grace Tully’s entry

Brendan Keane

A sixth class pupil in Kilmyshall National School has been recognised for her artistic ability after she won her way through to the final of a national art competition.

The competition was run by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, and was aimed at children depicting, through emojis, what heritage meant to them.

Grace Tully represented Kilmyshall school and she was a national finalist in her class category for an entry depicting historic beehive structures.

Minister Josepha Madigan TD, praised all of the school children who entered for their work in protecting Irish heritage and for highlighting its value to them.

The emoji heritage competition was organised by the National Monuments Service as part of a new national plan called Heritage Ireland 2030.

The aim of the competition was to engage children with heritage and allow them express what they consider to be important about their heritage.

'These wonderfully expressive drawings of what heritage means to the children of Ireland will feed into a dedicated youth education section within the new heritage plan,' said Minister Madigan.

'Their drawings illustrate just how broad our heritage is from traditional sports, to culture, artefacts, monuments and wildlife,' she added.

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