Conall Byrne Memorial Art Competition

The Conall Byrne Memorial Art Competition is held in the school every year around Easter time to celebrate the life of Conall, a past pupil, who passed away in September 2009. Conall was a warm, friendly, happy little boy who touched the hearts of all who knew him. We always remember him with great fondness and affection at St.Kilians.

Theme for 2022: “My favourite song or nursery rhyme”

The theme for the 2022 competition was “my favourite song or nursery rhyme”.  Children were invited to work on their art entries at home with their parents and family members based on this broad theme.  Class teachers picked the winners in their class and the class winners were invited to the competition final on Wednesday 6th April. Brian and Mary, Conall’s parents kindly judged the competition final.


There were some wonderful entries and many can be seen in the photos below. The two overall winners received Smyths vouchers, art sets and certificates and will have their names engraved on the memorial plaque.

The winner of the Infant category was Emily Leeper from Ms.Gillespie’s class in Junior Infants for her fabulous Baa Baa Black Sheep.

The winner of the First/Second Class category was Orlagh Fitzpatrick from Ms. Lehane’s second class for her wonderful horse which included a recording of My Lovely Horse in her own voice.

Congratulations to all the following class winners who received art sets, certificates and medals.

Room 1: Alyssa Herczeg

Room 2: Saoirse Kavanagh

Room 3: Emily Leeper

Room 5: Eimear Newman

Room 6: Gabriel Pavel

Room 7: Ellie Farrell

Room 9: Taylor Cullen

Room 10: Orlagh Fitzpatrick

Room 11: Bonnie Pavel

Room 15: Ellie Flanagan

Room 16: Elena Peggs

There were many children who received highly commended certificates and easter eggs for their beautiful art work.

Sincere thanks to all the children and families who participated.

See photos of the event here