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first_imgEmma Ní Riain, a first year student from Coláiste Ailigh, has won the first place prize in this year’s County Donegal Historical Society Schools’ Competition. Emma was presented with the prestigious Donald Mac Lochlainn Trophy by Seán Bonner, President of the County Donegal Historical Society at the recent awards event in Jacksons Hotel Ballybofey.Also pictured is Michéal Ó Giobúin, principal of Coláiste Ailigh and Judith Mc Carthy, Donegal County Museum Curator. This year’s County Donegal Historical Society Schools Competition was titled –  Connections between Donegal & Europe up to 1900.Emma’s project was a 2,000 word essay focusing on the trading links between Donegal and Europe during the Mesolithic and Neolithic eras. Emma spent weeks researching her project in the County Donegal Library alongside her grandmother Mrs. Noelle Ryan.Coláiste Ailigh and in particular Emma’s history teacher Méabha Ní Chailín would like to congratulate Emma on her achievement.The County Donegal Historical Society was founded on the 20th December 1946 and its objective is to preserve and record the history of County Donegal. During the course of any year, the County Donegal Historical Society publishes the Donegal Annual, holds several field days, a coach outing, several lectures and other events as well as the schools’ competition. Students are encouraged to join the Historical Society and the good news for students is that a year’s membership is only €5. Down the years, the Society has been responsible for initiating the Federation for Ulster Local Studies and for establishing a museum.Further details about the County Donegal Historical Society are available at: www.donegalhistory.com and on Facebook: www.facebook.com/donegalhistoricalLetterkenny student delves into Donegal’s history to win schools’ competition award was last modified: May 21st, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Colaiste AilighcompetitionCounty Donegal Historical Societylast_img read more