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Trinity puts ‘Champion photographer in the picture

MULTI-AWARD-WINNING Clare Champion photographer John Kelly has scooped yet another top prize, having won the Energy at Any Age photography exhibition, hosted by Trinity College Dublin. The exhibition was organised by Age-Friendly Trinity. Around 50 guests attended the welcome reception and cast their votes for their favourite image, with John’s The Old Man and the Sea taking the People’s Choice Award. His winning entry was a photograph of Paddy Hanrahan collecting seaweed for use as fertiliser for his garden near Cappa, Kilrush. John outlined that when they put out the call for entries, he immediately thought of a number of the photographs that would fit the bill. He was delighted to get the call that they had accepted three into the exhibition. “That one of them had been chosen as People’s Choice Award at the opening, that was an extra bonus,” he said. The same image was a third-prize PPAI winner in the 2015 portrait section. Also selected for the …

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Tara can solve your problems

A CLARE girl reached the concluding stage of a nationwide search to find Ireland’s top young problem solvers, which took place in Trinity College, Dublin this week. Tara Comber from St Joseph’s, Spanish Point was among the 100 secondary school pupils who successfully made it through to the national final of the CNGL Centre for Global Intelligent Content’s All Ireland Linguistics Olympiad (AILO). From a starting line-up of 2,600 students across 23 counties, the 100 top sleuths battled it out during an individual and team round, each lasting two hours. The top four decoders from the individual round will be selected to represent Ireland at the International Linguistics Olympiad, which will be held in Beijing, in July. There, Team Ireland members will test their wits against students from over 30countries during a week packed with puzzles and cultural experiences. The Olympiad, run by the Science Foundation Ireland-funded CNGL Centre for Global Intelligent Content, challenges students to apply logic and reasoning …

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