Gold medal for Lough Key adventure

A young Ballina man who canoed from Lough Key to Ballyconnell in Co. Cavan was the recipient of a Gaisce Award yesterday.

Stephen Loftus, a student from St. Muredachs college in Ballina set off on his adventure from the Boyle amenity last Summer earning him a gold medal from President Higgins.

The awards were presented at Dublin Castle at the 30th Gaisce Awards ceremony yesterday, where gold medals were presented to 60 young people for completing personal and physical challenges.

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