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Martin J. Kelly Writing Contest Winners to be Honored

It is time to honor our next generation of scholars! At the May 8th meeting of the Irish Cultural Society, we present awards to the students who have achieved outstanding performance in our Martin J. Kelly Writing Contest. The meeting will take place at the Garden City Public Library at 7:30pm.

This year, our contest challenged students to develop an interior monologue presenting the thoughts of an Irish soldier fighting in the British army in World War I. The Irish artist William Orpen’s painting “Thinker on the Butte,” provided a visual image of such an Irish soldier.

We will honor the winners and their families and the teachers who had so much to do with their success. Join us as we express our appreciation to teenagers who took up our challenge. We will give a copy of Out of the Ice: Ireland Then and Now by John A. Brennan. to the libraries of all the schools which sent us an entry.

Martin J. Kelly Writing Contest Awards Ceremony

Wednesday, May 8, 2019


Garden City Public Library

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