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FREE IMAGE-NO REPRO FEE. Main Quadrangle, University College Cork. Photo by Tomas Tyner, UCC.A West Kerry student has been awarded a prestigious academic scholarship worth €20,000.

Muireann de hÓra of Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne, Dingle has received the Naughton Scholarship which will pay €5,000 per year for the duration of her undergraduate degree.

The Naughton programme was established in 2008 to promote and support the study of science, engineering, technology and maths at third level in Ireland.

Muireann, from Cnoc na hAbha near Dingle, will now go on to study Mathematical Sciences in University College Cork.

Her former school, Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne has also been presented with a €1,000 for science facilities.