Tipperary Winners In 67th Texaco Children’s Art Competition

Paying tribute to the winners, not least those in younger age groups and special needs categories, Mr James Twohig, (Director of Ireland Operations for Valero Energy (Ireland) Limited), congratulated all the young
artists who, he said, “continue to demonstrate their skills and ability in the incredible prize-winning entries we see this and every year.”

Celebrating an unbroken 67 year history, the Texaco Children’s Art Competition was conducted, this year, in the face of school Covid-19 closures and other limitations applying over the past 12 months, which required amendments to the announcement of winners; the presentation of prizes; and other activities which are traditionally held in April and May each year.

Not surprisingly therefore, Mr. Twohig should praise not just the
artists, but also their parents and teachers for what he calls “their enthusiasm and continued interest in the Competition, as a platform on which they can showcase their imagination, exercise their creativity and display their very exceptional talents.”

Past winners whose early interest in art and the arts may well have been encouraged by their participation in the Texaco Children’s Art Competition include artists Graham Knuttel, Robert Ballagh, Bernadette Madden, Dorothy Cross, fashion designer Paul Costelloe, and artist and former broadcaster Thelma Mansfield.

This year’s Co. Tipperary winning entries, whose work can be viewed HERE are named as follows:-

Frankie Burke, aged 8, representing Killurney National School, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, with artwork entitled “Butterfly Fish”.
Ailbhe Treacy, aged 12, representing Lissenhall National School, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, with artwork entitled “Life Going On”.
Anna Chirubvu, aged 16, from Scoil Ruain, Killenaule, Thurles, Co. Tipperary, with artwork entitled “New Life In A Pandemic”.
Chloe Egan, aged 16, representing Borrisokane Community College, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, with artwork entitled “Procrastinating”.
Heather Barnett, aged 17, representing Cashel Community College, Cashel , Co. Tipperary, with artwork entitled Lost In Music.

From now until October 2nd next, 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


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