We have  had a fantastic response to the first week of our WINTER CREATIVE WRITING COMPETITION.


The quality of the writing we received was excellent and while we cannot award all who entered we would encourage everyone to continue to send in entries.

We are delighted to announce the winner of WEEK 1:

 Bonus Days by Marie Studer  (Published Category)

Cut off by a prairie blizzard

we shrugged the best laid plans

glad of more days, to nestle with grandchildren

in the glow of sun dogs –

saucers spinning violet-red-vinyl lights

stalactites, clasping crystals of iced water.


Our daughter nursed her new son

her eyes glazed for strolls in Clare’s fuchsia red lanes –

where children clutch buckets and spades

and run towards tides of encroaching waves.


Memories each side of the Atlantic

this Pandemic Christmas.



Winners for our Creative Writing Winter Competition receive a €25 One4All Voucher.