Two county Mayo primary schools have been named regional finalists in the annual Our World Irish Aid Awards, which is the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s flagship global citizenship programme for primary schools. 

Pupils and teachers from St. Dymphna's Special School, Ballina and Mayo Abbey National School, Claremorris will showcase their projects alongside those from 13 other schools across the region at the regional final event taking place at the Model Arts Centre, Sligo on Monday next.

Congratulating the teachers and pupils involved, Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Ciarán Cannon T.D., said that the standard of project entries this year had been exceptionally high.

 Now in their 14th year, the Awards invite children across Ireland to create projects about the challenges facing children in developing countries and the role played by Ireland, through Irish Aid, the Government’s programme for international development.

 Our World Irish Aid Awards national final takes place  in Dublin Castle on Tuesday 11th June.

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