Causeway CS finish runners up in Shannon/Foynes Port  TY Competition

Causeway CS finish runners up in Shannon/Foynes Port TY Competition

Causeway CS finishes runner up in Shannon Foynes Port Company ‘COMPASS’ competition

The five schools have been shortlisted from a record number of entries for the competition from schools across Clare, Kerry and Limerick.

One Kerry (Causeway Comprehensive School )and four Limerick schools went  head to head to see which is most tuned into the future energy needs of the region after being shortlisted for the final of the biennial Shannon Foynes Port Company (SFPC) ‘COMPASS’ transition year competition. Causeway CS made it beyond an initial round of record entries (45 in total ) for a competition which was established to raise awareness of the potential of the Shannon Estuary and SFPC as an economic driver of national importance.

The event was held at the Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum on Friday, February 8th, with the winners Loreto College, Limerick being presented with their awards by Minister Patrick O’Donovan, while they also heard from Limerick’s All-Ireland winning manager John Kiely, himself a second level school principal at Abbey CBS in Tipperary.


Causeway Comprehensive school was the sole Kerry school to make it through to the final and were delighted to finish with a medal. Their project ‘KTPE’ (Kerry Turbined Powered Energy).

Causeway CS team was made up of Sarah Lawlor, Stephen Lynch, Ava Griffin, Aine Moriarty and Erika Diggins. All students were supported by their TY teachers Julie O'Dywer and Elaine Moriarty. The team recieved a runners-up medal and a day's sailing on the Shannon Estuary. 

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