IRISH POEM OF THE YEAR 2022

LISTOWEL WRITERS’ WEEK AND AN POST IRISH BOOK AWARDS ARE DELIGHTED TO OPEN THE ENTRY FOR SUBMISSIONS TO THIS YEAR’S IRISH POEM OF THE YEAR AWARD 2022.

Click below to view the details of the Irish Poem of the Year Award competition, and to submit your entry. The closing date for receipt of all entries is 31st August, 2022. For Terms and Conditions Click Here.

LWW Competition Winners

Kerry Group Novel of the Year Award 2022 – Kindly sponsored by Kerry Group PLC

Winner: Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan

Shortlisted:

  • Nora by Nuala O’Connor
  • White City by Kevin Power
  • Bright Burning Things by Lisa Harding
  • The Raptures by Jan Carson

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Pigott Poetry Prize Award 2022 – Kindly sponsored by Mark Pigott KBE and the Pigott Family

Winner: American Mules by Martina Evans

Shortlisted:

  • Shoulder Tap by Maurice Riordan
  • Howdie-Skelp by Paul Muldoon

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Bryan MacMahon Short Story Award – Kindly sponsored by Kerry County Council

Winner:  Stonewall by Mike Guerin

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Poetry Collection – Kindly sponsored by Tim Costello, Profile Developments

Winner: Scenes from a Boneyard by Lorraine McArdle

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Duais Foras na Gaeilge – Kindly sponsored by Foras na Gaeilge

Winner:  Focal ar Fhocal by Áine Ní Ghlinn

Special Mention:

  • Seanmhná Chernobyl by Eibhlís Carcione
  • Neoidríonónna by John Tinneny

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Nilsson Local Heritage Award – Kindly sponsored by the Nilsson Family

Winner:  Developing Rural Ireland by Michéal Ó Fathartaigh

Second Prize:  Vinegar Hill – The Last Stand of the Wexford Rebels of 1798 by Ronan O’Flaherty & Jacqui Hanes

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Creative Writing for Adults with Learning Difficulties and, or, Disabilities, Award – Kindly sponsored by Pierse Fitzgibbon Solicitors

Winner:  Catching Green Waves by Eileen Stelter

Special Mention:

  • How Can You Keep On Moving by Ben Donnelly
  • The Express Bus by Maeve Doyle

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Eamon Keane Full Length  Play Award, kindly Sponsored by Billy Walsh & Family, Aspire Technology Ltd

Winner:  Search and Rescue by Daniel Wade

Special Mention:

  • Three Rooms by Mary Coleman
  • Drop by Bridgid Galvin