County Louth are well represented in the Eastern Regional Final of the Junk Kouture competition with seventeen teams from schools across the county earning a place to show their creations in The Helix, Dublin on 5th March 18.

Fifteen teams from post-primary schools in Louth have qualified for 2018 Junk Kouture.  St Vincents Secondary School have nine entries "Deja Brew", Forty-love", "Iconical", "Orange is the new black", "Paper Culture", "Picture This", "Poker Face", "Too blue to be true" and "what Ophelia left behind".

They are joined by four teams from Colaiste Ris, "A chance to change", "A million miles", "Trashador" and "Merry go loom", while Coliste Chu Chulainn is represented by "Driving me mad" and Bush Post Primary "Glam Glad"

Scoil Ui Mhuiri, Dunleer and St Marys Diocesan School, Drogheda will also be represented in the competition.

Last year, twenty six creations from local schools were showcased at the Regional Finals, Colaiste Ris were successful overall and was amount six Louth entries in the National Finals.

Pandoras Box created by Emma Duffy, Chloe Murden and Grainne Byrne won the first prize in the Regional competition, having wowed judges including Louis Walsh and The Saturdays singer Una Healy.

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