Congratulations to Carol McKiernan and Helen Moran who were top prize winners in the Book Review Competition organized by the County Library. There were 2,500 entries from 235 schools in Galway City and County, the age group ranging from children between the ages of 8 and 12. The children were asked to review a book of their choice in Irish or English, by an Irish author or illustator.
A selection of the top 50 were invited to the presentation of prizes in the Galway Bay Hotel on 6th June. Carol McKiernan was among the five children who won first prize and received a mountain bicycle and a book voucher. She reviewed The Drumshee Rebels by Cora Harrison. Helen Moran then featured among the next ten children who were awarded 2nd prize. Helen received a voucher for £75 and a book voucher, and she also had the opportunity to read aloud her review on the book Timber Twig to its author Kate McMahon.