Talented Clare artists scoop Texaco awards

Talented Clare artists scoop Texaco awards

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Two Clare students have been presented with top awards in this year’s 63rd Texaco Children’s Art Competition.

Pictured is Saoirse Conway (8), from Ennis National School, Ennis, who won a Special Merit Award in the competition. Presenting her with the award is James Twohig, Director Ireland Operations of Valero.

Another Clare winner, who also received a Special Merit Award at a ceremony held in Dublin recently, was Éabha Andrea Hughes (17), from St. Anne’s Community College, Killaloe.

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Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.

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