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Clonmel’s twinning link with the American city of Peoria has helped open up a whole new world in the United States for a young Tipperary woman.

Following two visits to Peoria with her sisters Jenny and Lorraine as part of The Murphys, a traditional Irish music group that accompanied Clonmel’s twinning committee on the trips to the US, Yvonne Murphy from Ardfinnan received a music scholarship to Bradley University in Peoria, where she is also studying cyber security since August 2019.

Currently in the second year of the course, Yvonne says the move to Illinois to pursue her studies is “a dream come true” and one that she is absolutely loving.

Yvonne Murphy is doing well at Bradley.  Friends of Clonmel are raising funds to offset her tuition.

If you would like to donate to her Scholarship fund you can send to:

Friends of Clonmel
% Jim Dillon
Yvonne Murphy Scholarship Fund
2607 W Belle Vista Ct
West Peoria, IL  61604

The Derby Committee would like to thank everyone for your generous support and let you know they had an outstanding “Giving Back” event!

Thank you for your support and understanding during these challenging times. 

James R. Dillon
Friends of Clonmel