Callan Tansey Essay Competition 2019

Prizewinners 2019

Congratulations to all winners and participants of the Callan Tansey Essay Competition in association with The Sligo Champion at the Hawkswell Theatre.

Competition winners (pictured above) were: 1st Fraser Gaine (pictured in middle above, Summerhill College), 2nd Shauna McDonagh (Ursuline College, pictured on right above), 3rd Cathy Harrison (Ursuline College, pictured on left above).

Highly Commended were Catherine Flanagan (Mercy College) and Lisa McGowan (Coola PPS) (pictured below)

A special thanks to The Sligo Champion, Liber, The Hawk’s Well Theatre Sligo and our competition adjudicators Una Mannion & Eoin McNamee and our amazing MC Anton Savage.

Callan Tansey Solicitors announced the 2018/2019 Callan Tansey Essay Competition in association with The Sligo Champion marking the seventh year of the popular Essay Writing Competition.

In keeping with the Yeatsian theme, the title of this year’s essay was:

“All changed, changed utterly:
A terrible beauty is born”.

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Caroline McLaughlin, Partner at Callan Tansey, told the Sligo Champion,

“We are delighted to announce the 2019 Callan Tansey Essay Competition in association with The Sligo Champion. For the 2019 cycle, writing mentors Una Mannion and Eoin McNamee from BA Writing and Literature at IT Sligo will act as competition adjudicators.

We are also delighted to announce that Anton Savage, Broadcaster and Director of The Communications Clinic will present our competition winners at our award ceremony at The Hawkswell Theatre, Sligo on Thursday, 31 January, 2019.

The competition has grown considerably over the last number of years and we would like to thank the local schools in Sligo, their teachers and students for their ongoing support of the competition. We would also thank Liber sponsors of the 4th and 5th prize category.

See Writing Tips from the competition adjudicators here (PDF).

To see further details of this year’s competition, see PDF poster here.

Caroline McLaughlin, Partner, Callan Tansey Solicitors