Schools Art Competition

moc image smEach year since the inaugural Summer School in 2014 there has been a Primary School Art Competition where all schools in the locality, wishing to participate, have submitted art work by their pupils in four categories based on the theme of the Summer School for that year.

In 2014 the theme was “Mícheál Ó Cleirigh”, 2015 “Saints and Scholars,”  in 2016 “Leaving Home” and in 2017, was “My Favourite Place.” The theme for the 2018 Summer School was “Lords & Ladies”.

The event has been very successful to date with Primary Schools from Co Donegal, Co Leitrim and Co Fermanagh taking part in the event.

 The theme for the 2019 Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Summer School will be added in due course. All Primary schools in the local area are invited to take part in the competition.



picture 2016

One of the many pictures submitted in 2016 on the theme “Leaving Home”

- Junior Infants and Senior Infants (A4 size)

-First Class and Second Class (A4 size)

-Third Class and Fourth Class (A4 size)

-Fifth Class and Sixth Class (A3 size)


  • Entries submitted can cover the strands- drawing, paint and colour – eg. crayons, colouring pencils, pastels, paints, charcoal, markers, collage etc

  • All entries and artists’ details (name, age, school) may be used for publicity, publication and display purposes.

  • All entries are displayed in the Micheál O’Cléirigh Hall, Rossnowlagh during the weekend of the Summer School.

  • Prizes and certificates are awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and highly commended in each category.

  • Winners are notified through their school.