Young Letterkenny man looking to win BT Young Scientist award

btyoungscMillions of potentially harmful types of bacteria have been found in holy water, which are being passed between people at mass, according to a young scientist from Donegal.

14 year old Conor Farrell from St Eunans College in Letterkenny is one of 550 projects in the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition, which is underway today in the RDS in Dublin.

12 hundred students are involved in projects ranging from how to catch a sheep, making the perfect cup of tea and whether a bike with two chains will go faster.

Conor Farrell says he tested holy water in churches and found that harmful bacteria was being passed from person to person.

But he found a small amount of bleach in the water can stop it....