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All Ireland Scholarship 2023 recipient Julieta Brennan Vacas from Castleconnell and Limerick Senior Hurling Team Manager, John Kiely pictured at the All Ireland Scholarship Awards Ceremony.

Five Limerick students have received All Ireland Scholarship 2023 awards, covering the full duration of their undergraduate studies

Five Limerick students have received All Ireland Scholarship 2023 awards, covering the full duration of their undergraduate studies
2023 All Ireland Scholarship recipients Rifat Abubakar, Katie Grew, Ailbhe Liu, Ryan Rafferty and Julieta Brennan Vacas pictured alongside Limerick Senior Hurling Team Manager, John Kiely and Scholarship Sponsor JP McManus at the All Ireland Scholarship Awards Ceremony. Pic. Brian Arthur

The 2022 leaving certificate students; Pablo Morrissey- Fernandez and Seamus Murphy – Coláiste Íde agus Iosaef, Julieta Brennan Vacas and Tamara Orosz – Castletroy College and Rachel Walsh – Scoil Pól Kilfinane, were among those honoured at the All Ireland Scholarships Award Ceremony 2023 on the 16th of September in University Concert Hall, University of Limerick. 

The 2020, 2021 and 2022 All Ireland Scholarship recipients were celebrated at this year’s Award Ceremony at the university.

Limerick Senior hurling Manager, John Kiely was Guest of Honour at the ceremony, having previously appeared as Guest of Honour at the 2017 ceremony.


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Minister of State at the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Niall Collins TD and Graeme Wilkinson, Director of Skills Strategy and Policy, Department for the Economy, Northern Ireland, along with Sponsor JP McManus, presented the recipients with their awards.

Following the ceremony, All Ireland Scholarships expressed the organisation’s delight, saying, “The All Ireland Scholarships Award Ceremony 2023. What a day! An amazing celebration of the wonderful 2020/2021/2022 scholarship recipients. The pride in the room was beaming from the family, friends and school reps who attended on the day. Well done everyone – your hard work paid off.”

The All Ireland Scholarships were established by the JP McManus Trust in 2008 to provide scholarships to students.

The value of the scholarships are 6,750 Euro per annum in Ireland and 5,500 pounds per annum in Northern Ireland and will continue for the duration of the undergraduate programmes chosen by the scholarship winners.

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