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Clare Scholars Pauraic Máirtín O’Gorman, St. Michael’s Community College, Kilmihil and Gavin O’Brien, St Joseph’s Secondary School, Tulla with Dr Martin Naughton, an Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD and Carmel Naughton at the 2016 Naughton Foundation Scholarship awards held at Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, Trinity College Dublin. Photograph by Kieran Harnett

€20,000 scholarships for Clare duo

Two former Clare secondary school students have been each awarded scholarships worth €20,000 from the Naughton Foundation.

Gavin O’Brien, Tulla, formerly of St Joseph’s Secondary School in Tulla, is now studying Design and manufacturing Engineering in University of Limerick.

Pauraic Mairtín O’Gorman, Kilmihil who attended the local St Michael’s Community College  has accepted a place in University College of Galway to study Mathematical Science.

Both secondary schools were also presented with a prize of €1,000 towards their school’s science facilities for their support of these students.

The Clare duo were among 35 new scholars who were awarded third level scholarships towards their studies in the areas of engineering, science and technology.

Since its establishment in 2008, Naughton Foundation scholarships worth over €2million have been presented to 135 remarkable young people in the fields of science, engineering and technology in publicaly funded third level institutions in Ireland, north and south.

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