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Buncrana girl scoops top prize 23.01.21

IN October 2020, Donegal County Council and Buncrana Tidy Towns held a 'Scoop the Poop' poster competition for children in the Buncrana area. The winning entry, chosen by Donegal Person of the year Noel Cunningham, was by Muireann Nic Dhónaill, an 11 years old pupil from Gaelscoil Bun Cranncha. The Council intends to use Muireann’s image to make larger signage to discourage dog fouling in the local area.
The 'Scoop the Poop' winning poster by Muireann Nic Dhónaill
Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Cllr Rena Donaghey added her congratulations to the 11 year old artist, saying: “Muireann’s poster is very eye catching and it carries a very important message on dog fouling and how important it is to clean up after our dogs. I am delighted that there is great awareness among our youth on important environmental issues. I want to thank all the other children who participated in the competition too. It was delightful to go through all the beautiful posters. A big thank you also to Brian Doyle who is a tremendous support to Buncrana Tidy Town group and to Noel Cunningham who was the adjudicator”.

Brian Doyle, Litter Warden, Donegal County Council, said “the standard of entries was high and I am delighted to see that Muireann used the Council’s “Any Bag Any Bin” campaign on her poster.” 

Sinéad Ní Bhroin Chairperson for Buncrana Tidy Towns added, “Comhghairdeas le Muireann, agus buíochas mór do na páisti go léir as a gcuid oibre iontach. We’d also like to thank their parents for supporting them in taking part in the competition during such a difficult time. As the saying goes, ní neart go cur le chéile!"
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