Eoghan Kenny

from Mallow, Co. Cork, a fourth year student at the Patrician Academy, was motivated to give back to his community following a devastating fire at his school.

Eoghan is dedicated to volunteering in order to positively impact his community and he does this any way he can. His volunteering activities can’t be limited to one organisation or group of people. He helps out at his local church and gives his time to read at mass and he is member of the Mallow Parish Pastoral Council. He led his school council in organising Christmas food hampers for local Mallow charities and gave his time to help at a Christmas party for the elderly in his area. Eoghan also trains the local under 11’s hurling and football teams for two hours twice a week and he is also volunteering with the organisation team behind Munster Maths and Science Fair.

“Eoghan has so much to give and we are very fortunate for having him as part of our school community,” said teacher Annette Harte. “People who make changes at local level are the very people who go on to inspire others. Eoghan epitomises what community spirit is all about.”