It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to The All Ireland Scholarships website. Here you will find information about the scholarships scheme, the awards ceremony and the Alumni Association.

The scholarships programme was established in 2008 to support many gifted young students across Ireland by providing them with financial support thus enabling them to participate in all aspects of university life. 125 All Ireland Scholarships from the 32 counties are awarded each year and 1,500 students have received the Scholarship to date.

I fundamentally believe that education is the key to success and now more than ever is a time for the true spirit of education to be fostered.

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I would like to commend the school principals, teaching staff and parents who have all contributed in a considerable way to the success of our scholars. I would also like to thank and acknowledge the hard work and expertise provided by the Scholarships Trust, chaired by Gerry Boland and his fellow Trustees Professor Roger Downer and Pat Dowling. To the Department of Education and Skills in Ireland and their counterparts in Northern Ireland, we appreciate and thank them for the huge undertaking in the administration of these awards. Finally, on behalf of my wife Noreen and our family, we wish all of our Scholarship winners good health and happiness and may all your hopes be fulfilled.

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