Inside in the Cathedral the award winning selection of Texaco Children’s Art is wonderful to browse through. My eye and imagination was attracted to Philip Mother (11) with Have You Seen My Shoes? – a witty study of vans. Gráinne Early (8) from Tralee had a memorable My Snowman. Alex McKeever (16) had an impressive Android and Sadhbh Redmond (9) from Carlow had a smashing Sitting Pretty. Laura Darby (15) from Bangor Co.Down had an iconic study of a girls face.

Adam Kelly (16) had a dramatic and bloody portrait of Bernard Dunne and Cathy Hogan (14) had a lovely cheeky tongue-sticking-out study of My Little Brother. A beautiful family group from Eimear Kinsella (16) from Ferrybank was impressive.