Tralee And Kenmare Writers Are Munster Winners In ‘Hot Press’ Writing Competition

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Fenagh Mahoney from the Spa was the ‘Munster Winner’ in the third-level category of the ‘Write Here, Write Now: A Story of Ireland’.

TWO Kerry writers came away with prizes from the ‘Write Here, Write Now: A Story of Ireland’ competition run by Hot Press magazine, as part of the Ireland 2016 commemorations.

Fenagh Mahoney from the Spa and Aoife Gallogly from Kenmare made the shortlist for the competition and the winners were announced at The Mansion House, Dublin, where Lord Mayor of Dublin, Críona Ní Dhálaigh presented the awards.

Fifty young student writers were shortlisted in the competition and before the awards ceremony, the shortlisted students were treated to an insightful interview on the craft of writing, with Hot Press’ Roisin Dwyer in conversation with Lia Mills.

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Fenagh, who recently returned to her hometown following a four-year stint in New York and is now enrolled in a Creative Writing for Digital Media course in IT Tralee, was named as the ‘Munster Winner’ in the Third-Level category of the prestigious competition, while Aoife Gallogly from Kenmare named as the ‘Munster Winner’ in the Second-Level category.

Forming part of the Ireland 2016 Centenary programme, and run in association with the Two Cities One Book Festival, the competition, which is its second year has uncovered the very best new, student writing talent in the country.



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