Adam Munnelly's award-winning entry.

Mayo students win top prizes in Texaco Children’s Art Competition

FOUR Mayo students have won top prizes in this year’s 67th Texaco Children’s Art Competition, the results of which were delayed until now due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

They were Daniel Tighe (15) from Davitt College, Castlebar; Adam Munnelly (7) from Ardagh National School, Ballina; Orla Kelly (7) from Attymass National School, Ballina, and Juliette Devaney (6) from Ballyvary Central National School, Castlebar.

All were winners of Special Merit Awards for artworks that final adjudicator, Professor Declan McGonagle, said 'demonstrated high levels of skill and imagination'.

The Texaco Children’s Art Competition is popularly regarded as the longest-running sponsorship in the history of arts sponsoring in Ireland, with an unbroken history that dates back to the very first competition held in 1955. This year, as has been the case throughout its life, it has been a platform on which young artists from Mayo and counties throughout Ireland have had their talents recognised and their creativity commended.

From September 14 to October 2, Drogheda’s Highlanes Municipal Art Gallery is hosting an exhibition of the top 126 winning paintings in this year’s competition. Admission is free and further information is available at