Two Kerry stu­dents re­ceive schol­ar­ship

The Kerryman (North Kerry) - - NEWS - By STEPHEN FERNANE

SIS­TER Mar­garet Mary Daly from Kil­lar­ney cel­e­brated her 100th birth­day on Thurs­day last in Austin, Texas. Sis­ter Mar­garet was hon­oured at the Ir­ish Em­bassy in Austin where she was pre­sented with a let­ter and mon­e­tary gift from the Pres­i­dent of Ire­land, Michael D. Hig­gins.

The Ir­ish Am­bas­sador to the USA and his wife pre­sented flow­ers to Mar­garet and vis­ited her at the re­tire­ment cen­tre in San An­to­nio. Her nephew is Rev Danny Brod­er­ick, who serves in the Kerry Dio­cese.

The Ir­ish Con­sul, in his re­marks on Sis­ter Mar­garet’s 100 years of life and ser­vice, spoke of the many his­tor­i­cal events, both na­tional and in­ter­na­tional, that were part of her life­time ex­pe­ri­ence.

He also com­mented on her WWII ex­pe­ri­ences and of her hav­ing to travel to USA by the Ger­man Ship, SS Berlin.

He then read the let­ter from Pres­i­dent Michael Hig­gins and awarded the mon­e­tary gift for her 100th Birth­day. Sis­ter Mar­garet Mary was over­come with joy and grat­i­tude at the out­pour­ing of love and ap­pre­ci­a­tion on be­half of the Ir­ish Pres­i­dent and Ir­ish peo­ple.

Mr Adrian Far­rell, Con­sul Gen­eral, was also among those who trav­elled from the Ir­ish Em­bassy in Austin to hon­our her on her big birth­day cel­e­bra­tion. KERRY stu­dents Diar­maid Na­gle and Dar­ren Crow­ley were among 125 Ir­ish stu­dents awarded a 2018 All-Ire­land schol­ar­ship, grant­ing them full aca­demic fi­nan­cial sup­port for their third-level stud­ies by spon­sor JP McManus.

Stu­dents at Pobalscoil Sli­abh Luachra and St Bren­dan’s Col­lege, re­spec­tively, they were com­mended for their achieve­ments by Lim­er­ick Se­nior Hurl­ing Man­ager John Kiely and Min­is­ter of State Mary Mitchell O’Con­nor.

Ir­ish am­bas­sador Dan Mul­hall with Sis­ter Mar­garet.

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