Press Release

Tormeys Solicitors LLP announce the results of the Barra Flynn Memorial Scholarship 2023

Tormeys Solicitors LLP, one of the longest established and largest Solicitors firms in the Midlands, were delighted to announce the winners of the Barra Flynn Memorial Scholarship 2023 following a presentation at their offices recently.

Tormeys Solicitors provide an annual scholarship to Leaving Certificate students from the Athlone, Moate, Ferbane, Ballymahon, Roscommon, Ballinasloe and Tullamore School areas.

The fund is awarded to students that attain the highest Leaving Certificate points and who have chosen to pursue a legal course at a Third Level Institution.

This is the 31st Annual presentation of the Scholarship and whilst there are now a number of scholarships presented by Corporate Bodies in the Athlone area, Tormeys Solicitors was the first to embrace this incentive to encourage young adults to study law.

The Scholarship Fund in total is valued at over €2,500.00 with €1,200.00 for First Place, €600.00 for Second Place and €300.00 for Third Place.  To recognise the school’s contribution, Tormeys Solicitors also donates the sum of €500.00 to the winning school.

In 2000, to commemorate the Millennium, Tormeys Solicitors LLP introduced the presentation of the Perpetual Trophy to the school with the highest cumulative points for law students within that year.  The winner of the 2023 School Prize was the Bower Secondary School.

The First Place Student winner of 2023 was Mary Doyle from Athlone and past pupil of the Bower Secondary School. Mary is now studying law at Trinity College Dublin. The Second-place winner of 2023 was Kate Mannion from Athlone, also a past pupil of the Bower Secondary School who is continuing her studies at UCD. 

This year saw joint Third Place winners, Ashling Kenny and Ella May Dowling both former students at the Bower Secondary School.  Ashling is currently studying law at UCG Galway while Ella May is studying in UCC, Cork.

Tormeys Solicitors would like to thank all the applicants who participated in the Scholarship and wish them all the best in their future endeavours.

Speaking at the awards ceremony held at Tormeys Office, Declan O’Flaherty, Partner and joint Head of Defence Litigation with the firm, praised all scholarship applicants for their achievements and paid tribute to their parents and schools for their role. 

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