Sunday 17 February 2019

Make-up magic wins Megan Furlong a scholarship

Jade Ward, Megan Furlong and Niamh Cleary
Jade Ward, Megan Furlong and Niamh Cleary

Sara Gahan

Make-up artist Megan Furlong from Kilmuckridge has won a fully paid scholarship towards ITEC Diploma in Fashion, Theatre, Media and Special FX.

Megan, who is 21-years old, took part in Gorey Institutes third annual Make-up Artistry Scholarship Final in collaboration with Inglot Ireland earlier this month.

'As a whole I had a fantastic time in Gorey for the final,' said Megan, who is a former student of Colaiste An Atha Kilmuckridge. 'The Institute were so warm and welcoming to all us girls taking part and made sure we were comfortable during the final.'

The final took part in Gorey Institute premises in Market Square. Guest judges, who are part of the Pro Team of Inglot Ireland, were Niamh Clearly and Jade Ward.

The finalists had to complete two different looks - Night at the Oscars and Day of the Dead. Each look took approximately two and half hours and included full costume, hair and headpieces.

The Gorey Institute also presented awards to two other finalists - Chantelle Whelan and Lisa Marie Curran, who received a goodie bag and €500 voucher towards any ITEC or VTCT course within the college.

The Institute have a huge range of courses due to start in September. The beauty school was founded in 2014 by Roisin Leacy. It is a leading international college in beauty, hair, barbering, makeup and sports industry. They have held a makeup scholarship for the last two years running.

Gorey Guardian