Book about friend with Down syndrome up for award

She launched the book at their school, Greenmount national school, near Cork city centre.

Among other entries in the “social inclusion” category are a fundraising project for a careroom for teenagers in a local hospice, by the Barnacarroll Foróige club in Co Galway and a project to give children a voice within Tusla, by a group in Donegal.

Revamp garden

A project in Ardee, Co Louth, saw young people revamp the garden in a local nursing home while in Bricken Foróige in Co Mayo the group decided to help at the local senior citizens Christmas party. Before the event, the young people gathered and designed candles, ceramic decorations and bunting, and on the night waited on tables and entertained the older people with singing and dancing.

Katelyn says she really enjoyed the project and felt great after doing it.

“I can’t wait for Saturday. We are all going up to Dublin to see the projects. It will be great.”