St Patrick’s pupil wins poetry award

A moving poem about the Great War written by a Ballymena student has secured top prize in a nationwide literary competition.

Maeve Loney of St Patrick’s College, has won first prize in the ‘Never Such Innocence’ poetry and art competition, with her poem No Poppies in the Sand.

The piece is about the little known Camel Corps which played its part in the Great War in the Egyptian Expeditionary Force.

Maeve and her teacher, Liz Dempsey, travelled to the House of Lords in London on Monday for a prestigious awards ceremony hosted by Baroness Jenkin… view
 

 St Patrick's College student Maeve Loney who has won a poetry competition organised by the charity "Never Such Innocence" to commemorate Word War 1. Maeve's poem entitled 'No Poppies in the Sand' has won a trip to London for her and her English teacher Mrs Dempsey.

St Patrick's College student Maeve Loney who has won a poetry competition organised by the charity "Never Such Innocence" to commemorate Word War 1. Maeve's poem entitled 'No Poppies in the Sand' has won a trip to London for her and her English teacher Mrs Dempsey.