Tullamore student secures second place in RTE playwright competition

Muireann Carton collecting her award

Muireann Carton collecting her award

A Sacred Heart Secondary School student from Tullamore has been awarded second place in a RTE playwright competition.

Muireann Carton grabbed the runner-up spot after staving off stiff competition from across the country to be awarded the prestigious award.

Her writing is very much inspired by life in an all girls school; the conflicts that can come about when hobbies don't strike a balance and the quirks of society, especially in the midlands of Ireland.

Muireann also took home a scholarship award for the Stagewise Youth Drama, Theatre & Acting Summer Course.

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