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GCL Only Limerick City School Rep. In BT Young Scientist ..

Date: 14 Jan 2011

The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2011 has been taking place this week (Wednesday, 13th January to Saturday 16th January) in the RDS, Dublin.  A record-breaking 3,943 students from across the island of Ireland entered the exhibition this year, with a total of 1,735 projects.  The number of technology projects soared by 35 percent, indicating a positive trend for an island that seeks to foster home-grown innovation and attract foreign direct investment with our high skills base.

As the only Limerick City representatives, Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh is delighted that two of its project entries were accepted by BT to go forward to the Exhibition.  The groups, both from second year of the all-Irish post-primary college, left to go to Dublin on Tuesday evening.  For their project, Laura Nic Ionnrachtaigh and Sarah Murray invented a novel device called the ‘Portable Hole Puncher’. And the second project was from Lucy McLoughlin, who carried out a study entitled ‘Do you get wetter running or walking in the rain?’

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Pictured: Laura Nic Ionnrachtaigh and Sarah Murray

Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh wished both groups the very best in the competition.  Commenting, school Principal, Mr. Donncha Ó Treasaigh, stated that, “Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh has a vibrant and highly appealing Science Department and pupils perform exceptionally well in both Science and Maths”. He also praised the teachers and parents involved for the considerable effort and expense required to reach the finals.  Mr. Ó Treasaigh paid tribute, in particular, to the confidence and determination of the pupils.