Category Archives: Listowel Writers’ Week

€40,000 in Prizes to be Won in Creative Writing Competitions

€40,000 in Prizes to be Won in Creative Writing Competitions

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” – Maya Angelou. A Listowel Writer’s Week invitation, to sit down, get going and send them what you put on paper, opens with an inspirational quote. It’s from a writer who, as a young, black, American girl joined the Harlem Writers’ Guild in… Read more…

Graham Norton Returning to Listowel Writers Week in 2017!

Graham Norton Returning to Listowel Writers Week in 2017!

You may not believe this but bookings are being taken and organisers in Listowel are getting excited about an event scheduled for there next June.  “We are thrilled to reveal that Graham Norton will be joining us once more for Listowel Writers’ Week on Saturday, June 3rd. 2017, with his award-winning debut novel Holding. Our… Read more…

Launch of Best Loved Poems: Favourite Poems from the South of Ireland

Launch of Best Loved Poems: Favourite Poems from the South of Ireland

Best Loved Poems: Favourite Poems from the South of Ireland is a wonderfully illustrated anthology, filled with moving, accessible poems which will delight the general reader as well as the poetry specialist. Its Kerry launch will be held in Woulfe’s Bookshop in Listowel from 2pm tomorrow, Saturday, November 19th. The event will be conducted by… Read more…

Fr. Kieran O’Shea: Parish Priest and Historian

Fr. Kieran O’Shea: Parish Priest and Historian

Listowel native Fr. Kieran O’Shea, Parish Priest of Knocknagoshel from 1990 until his death in 2006, has left lasting reminders of his ministry in Kerry. This month marks the tenth anniversary of his death on August 4th 2006. In the course of her work on the Michael O’Donohoe Memorial Heritage Project, Janet Murphy found the… Read more…

Poets Invited to Submit for ‘Listowel Writers Week Irish Poem of the Year’

Poets Invited to Submit for ‘Listowel Writers Week Irish Poem of the Year’

Listowel Writers Week and Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards are delighted to announce the addition of a new category for the 2016 awards. The category will be titled the Listowel Writers Week Irish Poem of the Year’ and this latest addition will fulfill a long-held ambition of the awards organisers to include poetry on… Read more…

‘The Affair’ A Success for Mary at first Writer’s Week Attempt

‘The Affair’ A Success for Mary at first Writer’s Week Attempt

There was a Castleisland prize-winner at this week’s Listowel Writers’ Week. Mary Neligan took a runner-up prize for her short story, The Affair when the various category winners and prize-winners were announced on Wednesday evening at the opening ceremony. Mary, a member of the St. John of God – Oileán Beo community at An Riocht… Read more…

The National Children’s Festival Highlights at Listowel Writers’ Week

The National Children’s Festival Highlights at Listowel Writers’ Week

Some of the most exciting names in children’s literature will be in Listowel between June 1st – 5th for what is certain to be a fun-filled, magical adventure at The National Children’s Literary Festival at Listowel Writers’ Week. Here, the team behind Ireland’s premier literary festival takes us through an amazingly stimulating programme of events… Read more…

Listowel Writers’ Week Shortlists Announced

Listowel Writers’ Week Shortlists Announced

The shortlisted works in a variety of categories for next month’s Listowel Writers’ Week Creative Writing Competitions have been announced. “We would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to everyone who submitted their short stories, essays, poems and plays for our 2016 Creative Writing Competitions and we encourage you to continue writing and submitting… Read more…

New Business Flowing Through Irish Host Family Initiative

New Business Flowing Through Irish Host Family Initiative

Few natives ever give Castleisland and its environs the kind of credit it gets from the director of a rapidly growing and innovative business which she founded and based here. Antoinette Butler is a native of the deeply historic county of Waterford and she’s the director of Irish Host Family.ie. This is a fast-growing Castleisland-based… Read more…

Listowel Group’s Blithe Spirit – A Worthy Curtain Closer – Jerome Stack

Listowel Group’s Blithe Spirit – A Worthy Curtain Closer – Jerome Stack

The 2016 Kerry Drama Festival concluded with a Saturday night performance of Noël Coward’s Blithe Spirit by Listowel Drama Group. “The performance, to a full house, was a worthy curtain closer to a week of outstanding productions. Indeed, Listowel Drama Group came second in the confined section as well as winning best actress for Imelda Dowling-Garvey,”… Read more…

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Category Archives: Listowel Writers’ Week

€40,000 in Prizes to be Won in Creative Writing Competitions

€40,000 in Prizes to be Won in Creative Writing Competitions

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” – Maya Angelou. A Listowel Writer’s Week invitation, to sit down, get going and send them what you put on paper, opens with an inspirational quote. It’s from a writer who, as a young, black, American girl joined the Harlem Writers’ Guild in… Read more…

Graham Norton Returning to Listowel Writers Week in 2017!

Graham Norton Returning to Listowel Writers Week in 2017!

You may not believe this but bookings are being taken and organisers in Listowel are getting excited about an event scheduled for there next June.  “We are thrilled to reveal that Graham Norton will be joining us once more for Listowel Writers’ Week on Saturday, June 3rd. 2017, with his award-winning debut novel Holding. Our… Read more…

Launch of Best Loved Poems: Favourite Poems from the South of Ireland

Launch of Best Loved Poems: Favourite Poems from the South of Ireland

Best Loved Poems: Favourite Poems from the South of Ireland is a wonderfully illustrated anthology, filled with moving, accessible poems which will delight the general reader as well as the poetry specialist. Its Kerry launch will be held in Woulfe’s Bookshop in Listowel from 2pm tomorrow, Saturday, November 19th. The event will be conducted by… Read more…

Fr. Kieran O’Shea: Parish Priest and Historian

Fr. Kieran O’Shea: Parish Priest and Historian

Listowel native Fr. Kieran O’Shea, Parish Priest of Knocknagoshel from 1990 until his death in 2006, has left lasting reminders of his ministry in Kerry. This month marks the tenth anniversary of his death on August 4th 2006. In the course of her work on the Michael O’Donohoe Memorial Heritage Project, Janet Murphy found the… Read more…

Poets Invited to Submit for ‘Listowel Writers Week Irish Poem of the Year’

Poets Invited to Submit for ‘Listowel Writers Week Irish Poem of the Year’

Listowel Writers Week and Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards are delighted to announce the addition of a new category for the 2016 awards. The category will be titled the Listowel Writers Week Irish Poem of the Year’ and this latest addition will fulfill a long-held ambition of the awards organisers to include poetry on… Read more…

‘The Affair’ A Success for Mary at first Writer’s Week Attempt

‘The Affair’ A Success for Mary at first Writer’s Week Attempt

There was a Castleisland prize-winner at this week’s Listowel Writers’ Week. Mary Neligan took a runner-up prize for her short story, The Affair when the various category winners and prize-winners were announced on Wednesday evening at the opening ceremony. Mary, a member of the St. John of God – Oileán Beo community at An Riocht… Read more…

The National Children’s Festival Highlights at Listowel Writers’ Week

The National Children’s Festival Highlights at Listowel Writers’ Week

Some of the most exciting names in children’s literature will be in Listowel between June 1st – 5th for what is certain to be a fun-filled, magical adventure at The National Children’s Literary Festival at Listowel Writers’ Week. Here, the team behind Ireland’s premier literary festival takes us through an amazingly stimulating programme of events… Read more…

Listowel Writers’ Week Shortlists Announced

Listowel Writers’ Week Shortlists Announced

The shortlisted works in a variety of categories for next month’s Listowel Writers’ Week Creative Writing Competitions have been announced. “We would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to everyone who submitted their short stories, essays, poems and plays for our 2016 Creative Writing Competitions and we encourage you to continue writing and submitting… Read more…

New Business Flowing Through Irish Host Family Initiative

New Business Flowing Through Irish Host Family Initiative

Few natives ever give Castleisland and its environs the kind of credit it gets from the director of a rapidly growing and innovative business which she founded and based here. Antoinette Butler is a native of the deeply historic county of Waterford and she’s the director of Irish Host Family.ie. This is a fast-growing Castleisland-based… Read more…

Listowel Group’s Blithe Spirit – A Worthy Curtain Closer – Jerome Stack

Listowel Group’s Blithe Spirit – A Worthy Curtain Closer – Jerome Stack

The 2016 Kerry Drama Festival concluded with a Saturday night performance of Noël Coward’s Blithe Spirit by Listowel Drama Group. “The performance, to a full house, was a worthy curtain closer to a week of outstanding productions. Indeed, Listowel Drama Group came second in the confined section as well as winning best actress for Imelda Dowling-Garvey,”… Read more…

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