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09/01/18 Primary School children to put Road Safety first, in annual Road Safety Art competition.


Finn Art

Pictured at the launch of the Road Safety Art Competiton are Cathaoirleach Cllr. Gerry McMonagle, Seamus Neely, CEO Donegal County Council, Brian O'Donnell, Donegal Road Safety Officer and John Campbell, Finn Harps along with teachers and pupil from St. Marys N.S, Stranorlar.


The Donegal Road Safety Working Group and Finn Harps Football Club have again joined forces to assist in the promotion of Road Safety in Donegal. Finn Harps have offered the Donegal Road Safety Working Group a free advertising hoarding in Finn Park for the new season and continue the Club’s ongoing commitment to road safety. Finn Harps will play their first home game against Longford Town at Finn Park on Friday 2nd March and the winners of the Art competition will be announced at this game.


Speaking at the launch, Cathaoirleach, Gerry McMonagle said, “We are delighted with the continued efforts of Finn Harps Football Club to help us promote greater awareness of the dangers on our roads. Children are among our most vulnerable road users so we have a responsibility to make sure they develop good road safety habits at an early age. It is our hope that the road safety lessons that are learned at a young age will stay with them, and that they continue to promote road safety, keeping themselves, their parents and their loved ones safe on our roads for years to come. I would also like to commend teachers in all the schools for the great work that they do to educate our youngest road users about road safety.”


Finn Harps Football in the Community Officer, John Campbell, stated, “Finn Harps School’s Programme is once again delighted to be partners with the Donegal Road Safety Working Group on this very important Road Safety initiative. Finn Harps continues to work with school children on a daily basis and this Competition presents a great opportunity to promote Road Safety in Donegal. I would also like to acknowledge the assistance of the DLDC who sponsor places for the Schools through their programmes”.


Entries must be original and the applicant’s own work and should be on paper no larger than A3 size. Details are currently being sent to all primary schools in the county and information on the competition can be obtained from Brian O’Donnell, Donegal County Council on 074 9172360 or John Campbell, Finn Harps on 087 3872973. The closing date for the competition is Friday 2nd February 2018 and entries should be sent through the school to: The Road Safety Art Competition, Road Design Office, Donegal County Council, Lifford, Co. Donegal.


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