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All-Ireland winner: Coláiste Oiriall student, Faolán Ó Cathmhaoil has been named as Ireland’s Young Economist of the Year in the national competition. 1,000 students from all over Ireland participated and Faolán’s entry was judged as ‘remarkable’ and an exceptional research project and won the competition outright. His work was entitled ‘The Economic Sustainability of Index Funds for Equity Markets’. We congratulate Faolán and wish him well in the future and congratulate his teachers, Diarmuid MacCionna, Seán Mac Taidhg agus Fiona Ní Phealáin. They were highly complimentary on his ‘meticulous, independent research and his presentation skills’. We also commend his family and it is wonderful to see such a prestigious award coming to Monaghan.
Thomas O’Grady, son of the late Brendan O’Grady, posts articles with poetic interest in Irish Matters and even though they are all centring of the poetic ingredient they are also of great historical interest. His latest inclusion is about a recent book of poems publication by a former Monaghan person from Knockaconny called Aidan Rooney. Aidan is a longtime resident of Massachusetts, where he teaches at Thayer Academy in Braintree. An unabashed admirer of Heaney, he not only travelled to Dublin for his funeral but also followed his funeral cortege northward to Bellaghy for his interment. His experience in the cemetery prompted a poem that he titled simply “In a Country Churchyard.” Aidan is the author of two previous books of poems, Day Release (2000) and Tightrope (2007) but the particular poem mentioned above is included in his third publication - ‘Go There’ (MadHat Press). Anyone interested in poetry, in Seamus Heaney, or just a lovely story then you can read all about it at this link - http://irishmatters.blogspot.com/ Thanks to Thomas for drawing my attention to this article which is a joy to read. He also sent me a cutting from a PEI paper of a piece which was published in the Charlottetown Guardian on Father’s Day and is worth reading as its about his Father and himself.
Thomas with his late father, Brendan. Brendan was one of the first, if not THE First, person from PEI to take an interest in the Monaghan/PEI connection when he visited Emyvale in the late 50’s, and a number of times after that. Thomas was the guest speaker at Canada Day in Monaghan town two years ago.
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All-Ireland winner: Coláiste Oiriall student, Faolán Ó Cathmhaoil has been named as Ireland’s Young Economist of the Year in the national competition. 1,000 students from all over Ireland participated and Faolán’s entry was judged as ‘remarkable’ and an exceptional research project and won the competition outright. His work was entitled ‘The Economic Sustainability of Index Funds for Equity Markets’. We congratulate Faolán and wish him well in the future and congratulate his teachers, Diarmuid MacCionna, Seán Mac Taidhg agus Fiona Ní Phealáin. They were highly complimentary on his ‘meticulous, independent research and his presentation skills’. We also commend his family and it is wonderful to see such a prestigious award coming to Monaghan.
Thomas O’Grady, son of the late Brendan O’Grady, posts articles with poetic interest in Irish Matters and even though they are all centring of the poetic ingredient they are also of great historical interest. His latest inclusion is about a recent book of poems publication by a former Monaghan person from Knockaconny called Aidan Rooney. Aidan is a longtime resident of Massachusetts, where he teaches at Thayer Academy in Braintree. An unabashed admirer of Heaney, he not only travelled to Dublin for his funeral but also followed his funeral cortege northward to Bellaghy for his interment. His experience in the cemetery prompted a poem that he titled simply “In a Country Churchyard.” Aidan is the author of two previous books of poems, Day Release (2000) and Tightrope (2007) but the particular poem mentioned above is included in his third publication - ‘Go There’ (MadHat Press). Anyone interested in poetry, in Seamus Heaney, or just a lovely story then you can read all about it at this link - http://irishmatters.blogspot.com/ Thanks to Thomas for drawing my attention to this article which is a joy to read. He also sent me a cutting from a PEI paper of a piece which was published in the Charlottetown Guardian on Father’s Day and is worth reading as its about his Father and himself.
Thomas with his late father, Brendan. Brendan was one of the first, if not THE First, person from PEI to take an interest in the Monaghan/PEI connection when he visited Emyvale in the late 50’s, and a number of times after that. Thomas was the guest speaker at Canada Day in Monaghan town two years ago.