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Offaly student wins Texaco art competition with stunning self portrait

Story by Laura Ryder

Wednesday, 16th April, 2014 3:42pm

Offaly student wins Texaco art competition with stunning self portrait

Diarmuid with his winning entry, entitled "Me".

Fourteen-year-old Killina Presentation Secondary School student Diarmuid McKenna has won first prize in his category in this year’s 60th Texaco Children’s Art Competition, it’s been revealed.

Diarmuid won the 14-15 year old category with a self portrait, appropriately entitled “Me”.

In winning the prize, Diarmuid is amongst 22 top winners from seven age categories who fought off tens of thousands of young students from across the 32-counties of Ireland who took part in the competition.

For his prize, Diarmuid will receive a cheque for €450, which will be presented to him at a prize giving ceremony in Dublin next month.

His winning work will remain on exhibition in the Education Gallery at the Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane until Monday, June 2 next. The gallery is open Tuesday to Sunday each week and admission is free.

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