Doolin Folk

Folk Festival

Doolin Folk

Event date: 18th - 19th September 2021

Writers' Weekend - Competition 2020

Hotel Doolin is delighted to announce the shortlist of the 2020 Poetry and Short Story Competition. Thanks to everybody for entering. This year we had a record amount of entries(1001) and the standard was so high. Congratulations to all the shortlisted writers. The Shortlist for the Video Poetry will be announced on Monday 13th. The winners in each category will be announced at the Doolin Writers' Weekend.

Short Story Shortlist

Rock- Jo Holmwood

Retriever- Niamh McCabe

Stephen, Samson & Goliath- Andrew Maguire

Cul-de-Sac- Julie Cruickshank

Do you Play Country?- Brian Kirk

Four Men in Ski Masks- Amelia McNally

Foxfire- Marie Genthins

Mantis- Sheila Armstrong

Whale Dance- Louise Farr

Nobody Needs to Know- Tanya Farrelly


Poetry Shortlist

The Curse- Breda Spaight

My Grandfather Buries his Last Son- Cian Murphy

Sky Burial on a Peckham High Rise- Jessamine O'Connor

Calais- Jessamine O'Connor

My Mum's Plum Pudding- Breda Spaight

Fairy- John Post

Here I Am Standing in Front of This- Paul McCarrick

Liffey Boardwalk- David Butler

Crossed Paths- Christopher James

Peninsula at Night- Michael Dooley


Poetry Video Shortlist

From an iPhone- Colm Scully

Don't Let me Fall- Dick Donohue

For Bucharest- Alana Daly Mulligan

The Bubble- Dave Tynan & Roxanna Nic Liam

Docklands- Mark Granier