Doolin writers

Writers' Weekend

Doolin writers

Event date: 2nd - 4th Feb 2018

Doolin Folk

Folk Festival

Doolin Folk

Event date: 15th - 17th June 2018

Craft Beer

Craft Beer and Roots Festival

Craft Beer

Event date: 24th - 26th Aug 2018

Writers' Weekend - Competitions

Thanks to everyone who entered the Doolin Writers’ Competition. This years competition was the busiest yet with over 1200 entries across the three categories. We are delighted to share the 2018 shortlist with you. The winner in each category will be announced at the opening of Doolin Writers’ Weekend on the 2nd February and prizes will be presented by Doireann Ní Ghríofa, Sarah Davis-Goff and Lisa Coen




Shortlist entries as follows:


'My School Blazer Hangs on the Corner of a Gravestone' written by Dean Atta

'Piano Hands' written by Ruth Quinlan

'Chicken Wings' written by Dawn Watson

'The Chronic' written by Dean Atta

'Root' written by Angela Carr

'The M1 to Belfast' written by Dawn Watson

'Fresh Mackerel' written by Gobnait Ni Riain

'Music Lesson' written by Breda Spaight

Flash Fiction

'Bathtub Politics' written by Evan Morrison

'There Are Stars' written by Una Mannion

'Homecoming' written by Joanna Pierce

'Mushroom Soup' written by Lucy Montagoue Moffatt

'Thirty Years/The Point of Stars' written by Amanda O Callaghan

'I Knead Fresh Meat with Old Hands' written by Colin Walsh

'The Winning Ticket' written by Geraldine Mitchell

Short Story

'Thicko' written by Mia Doring

'Another Man on a Bus' written by Elizabeth Cox

'Kill Nothing But Time' written by Fiona O'Connor

'Sing' written by Aoife Casby

'Suir River Bridge' written by Angela Flannery

'The Frog' written by Helen de Bùrca

'Detroit' written by Anne Hayden

'Lounge written by Fiona O' Connor'

2018 Judges

Doireann Ní Ghríofa 

Doireann Ní Ghríofa is a bilingual writer whose books explore birth, death, desire, and domesticity. Among her awards are the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature. She frequently participates in cross-disciplinary collaborations, fusing poetry with film, dance, music, and visual art.  She writes "with tenderness and unflinching curiosity” (Poetry Magazine, Chicago). 

Sarah Davis-Goff & Lisa Coen of Tramp Press

Tramp Press is committed to publishing only the best and most deserving books, to support literary talent, and to enrich the lives of readers. Founded by Lisa Coen and Sarah Davis-Goff, Tramp's inaugural publication was Flight by Oona Frawley in 2014. They have since published writers including Sara Baume and most recently Mike McCormack, whose novel Solar Bones won the Goldsmiths Prize, two Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards, and has been longlisted for the Man Booker.