Castleknock College Union

2005 Frank Maher Music Scholarships

2005 Scholars

Apr 20, 2005
2005 Frank Maher Music Scholarships -

Winner Karen Abe pictured with John Doyle CM and Emmet O'Rafferty, Chairman Top Security

The Father Frank Maher Scholarship, now in its fourth year running, proved again to be the highlight of the music calendar. The scholarships were again made available through the generosity of Top Security whose chairman, Mr Emmet O'Rafferty is a pastman of the college. The scholarships aim to promote the college's musical life, assist cultural exchange and promote young and talented musicians. This year saw the scholarship program being extended to the junior school with scholarships being awarded to students from second and third year groups, as well as senior years on the basis of a public performance. Five tuition scholarships were also given out to first years. It is hoped that this new development will foster musicianship.

The Final, Wednesday 20th April 2005

The sixth year scholarship program saw a major expansion with the scholarship now being offered to schools in the Dublin-West area. An extra air of excitement was added to the final night with students from Mount Sackville, Castleknock Community College, Coolmine Community School competing for a scholarship worth €2000. This year's scholarship went deservedly to Karen Abe from Mount Sackville secondary school. From the quality of this years entrants it is fair to say that the ethos and spirit of Fr Maher's legacy is thriving in Casteknock College.


  • 1st YEAR: Brian Woods. Ross Thomas-Jones. Philip Byrne. Conor McGarrigle. Roderick McAuliffe. Declan MacQuillan.
  • 2nd YEAR: Ben Whelan. Conor Wynne. Conor McCrossan.
  • 3rd YEAR: Gregory Condron. David Dempsey.
  • 4th YEAR: Vincent Tang.
  • 5th YEAR: Terence McAuley. Kealan Walters.