Loreto student headed in one direction – to New York to see band

A LORETO Kilkenny student has headed off to New York to see boy band One Direction after winning an essay contest run by TV3.

A LORETO Kilkenny student has headed off to New York to see boy band One Direction after winning an essay contest run by TV3.

Leaving Cert student Catriona Baldwin headed off to the Big Apple on Sunday with her friend Maeve Brennan and her aunt for a four-day trip. At the top of the agenda was a chance to see 2010 X Factor contenders One Direction in Madison Square Garden and to meet the band members.

The competition called on entrants to write a 300-word essay about why they should be chosen as winner, so Catriona wrote about the One Direction events that she had organised for charity, including a flash mob on Dublin’s Grafton Street. For the events, she enlisted friends she met at One Direction concerts and publicised them on social media such as Facebook.

Her visit to New York would no doubt include some time for shopping and sightseeing, she said before heading off last week.