Several lucky Coláiste Ailigh Transition Year students are off to St Louis for three weeks as part of an exchange program with four private high schools.

12 students will be heading off to the States in the twelfth year of the programme organised by Coláiste Ailigh and the Donegal Friends of St Louis.

The exchange takes place to promote the economic, cultural, tourist and educational links between the two counties since 1992.

The six girls will be attending Villa Duchesne and St Josephs Academy whilst the boys will attend Priory College and Desmet High School.

"It's a fantastic opportunity for the students and one of the main highlights of their Transition Year programme," said a representative of Coláiste Ailigh.

This years lucky participants are Oisín Mac Gairbheith, Ruairí Mac Fhionntaí, Iarlaith Mac Fhionnghaile, Aisling Ní Fhearáin, Sean Ó Riain, Joyce Wylde, Jesseka Nic Bhreithiún Ní Ghallchóir, Ronan Mac Gaoithin, Amy Ní Chéirigh agus Sorcha Nic Clocháin.

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