Aine lights up Christmas in RTÉ schools competition

Donegal schoolgirl pens delightful festive poem

Aine McMahon

Aine McMahon with her entry to the RTÉ Christmas competition

Aine McMahon proudly displays her fantastic entry to this year's RTÉ Christmas Lights competition.

The 5th class pupil from Drumoghill National School showed wonderful imagination to combine a lovely painting with a delightful poem for the annual competition.

Schoolkids all over the country took part this year with they were invited to submit entries using the theme 'Joy to the World'. The top prize is a family invite to RTÉ Donnybrook in Dublin where the winner will officially switch on the RTÉ Christmas lights! 

Aine might not have picked up the top prize, but a special award from her school helped bring a smile to her face. 

Aine's entry to this year's RTÉ Christmas Lights competition

A daughter of Mairead and Martin McMahon, Aine loves to write poems, and she certainly has a wonderful talent.

She would like to thank her teacher Mrs Alanna McHugh for all her help with her competition entry.

Well done Aine!

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