The LCANA “Feargal Quinn Awards” are presented each year to those students who obtain the top credits in the Leaving Certificate Applied Examination of that year. The top performing students are notified by the State Examinations Commission. The student’s final credit total is of course based on their performance in the Leaving Certificate Applied Examination over the two years.
The awards are financed by sponsorship from Fergal Quinn.
The awards are named after Senator Feargal Quinn who was the first Chairman of the steering committee for the then new Leaving Certificate Applied. It was he who oversaw the rolling out of the Leaving Certificate Applied Programme, the embedding of it in the Irish Education system, and he oversaw its continuing development in the following years.