May 30, 2023

Kilkenny kids’ paintings to feature in new Tidy Towns calendar

THE WINNERS of children’s art competition whose portrayal of a Kilkenny town scene will be used to promote the locality around the world.

Inistioge Tidy Towns committee hosted the inaugural Inistioge Children’s Art Competition, the winners of which would see their painting feature in the 2020 Inistioge Tidy Towns Calendar. The calendar is to be distributed locally, nationally and internationally.

Run in tandem with  2019 Kilkenny Arts Week and sponsored by Winsor Newton, Reeves, Elements and Colour & Co, over 40 kids aged between five and eleven entered the competition which had an overall theme of ‘Inistioge’.

The judging panel of Tony Noble, Vice Chairman, Inistioge Tidy Towns, John Kirwan, The Mermaid Gallery, Inistioge, Terry Bannon and Carmel Cummins, committee members, selected six paintings to go forward for the calendar.

All of the winners will be announced in September when schools re-open.

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