In 2013, we instigated the Annual Jim Buggy Literary Award.
Jim Buggy emigrated from Clogh in the 60’s and settled in Tasmania, moving in latter years to Australia.
Jim passed away on February 6th 2013.
Jim was a prolific poet who kept a deep affection for his place of birth, Clogh.
His family contacted the school wishing to commemorate him maybe by planting a tree. Retired Principal, James Walsh suggested they present a perpetual trophy for poetry in his honour.
From this grew the Jim Buggy Award. The plaque is made from huon pine, native to Tasmania and the family made a donation of AU$1000 to be used for development of literacy in the school.
the winners name is inscribed on the Jim Buggy Literary Award Plaque and they receive a trophy.