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24/01/2023 - Donegal Primary School Road Safety Art Competition - “Safe Roads for All”

The Donegal Road Safety Working Group and Finn Harps Football Club at the launch of the Primary School Road Safety Art Competition at St.Eunan’s NS, Raphoe.


The Donegal Road Safety Working Group and Finn Harps FC have once again teamed up to assist with the promotion of road safety with the Primary School Road Safety Art Competition. The Road Safety Art competition invites young artists from Donegal’s Primary Schools, to create a piece of art that will raise awareness of how to stay safe on the roads. The theme of the competition this year is “Safe Roads for All – everyone’s life matters on our roads”. The winning drawing will be displayed at Finn Park for the 2023 season and at Kernan’s Supermarkets in Newtowncunningham and Drumkeen. There will be individual prizes as well as a special prize for the school of the winning pupil. The competition was launched at St.Eunan’s NS, Raphoe by Dave Rogers, Manager Finn Harps FC, Brian O’Donnell, Road Safety Officer, Donegal County Council, Kevin McHugh, Finn Harps Academy and Anita Keeve, Principal, St.Eunan’s NS.


Brian O’Donnell, Road Safety Officer said, “The Donegal Road Safety Working Group are delighted with the continued efforts of Finn Harps Football Club to help promote greater awareness of the dangers on our roads. Children are among our most vulnerable road users, so we all have a responsibility to make sure they develop good road safety habits at an early age. The Primary School Art Competition Competition will help raise awareness, change behaviour and influence all road users about road safety. Everyone who uses the roads has a role to play in keeping our roads safe”.


Dave Rogers, Manager, Finn Harps Football Club said, “We are delighted to be associated with this Road Safety awareness campaign. Everyone involved with Finn Harps FC are aware that there is a responsibility on us, as there is with others, to continue to promote road safety.  We wish to acknowledge the help and assistance of Teachers who work enthusiastically to ensure that children of all ages are fully aware of the dangers on our roads”.


Kevin McHugh, Finn Harps Academy said “This competition, with the message “Safe Roads for All”, is a chance for young people to design an artwork to promote safety on our roads and to share the importance of looking out for all road users. Children are encouraged to use their creative thinking and unique artwork to educate themselves and others about road safety”.


The closing date for the competition is Wednesday, 15th February 2023 and entries should be sent to:


Road Safety Primary School Art Competition, 
Road Safety Officer, 
Donegal County Council,
Letterkenny Public Service Centre,
Neil T. Blaney Road,

We would like to thank all participating schools in advance and very much look forward to receiving all entries.

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