Poetry Awards

Competition Credits:

2017
Two poems, Another Quiet Evening and Saving Turf, longlisted in the Bray Poetry Competition.
Poem, Vertigo at Killadoon, longlisted in the Dermot Healy Poetry Competition.
Poem, Primary School Sixth Class June 1961, won first prize in the North West Words Poetry Prize.

2016
Poem, Archaeology, shortlisted in the Allingham Poetry Competition.
Poetry pamphlet, Under Surveillance, highly commended in the Fool for Poetry Chapbook Competition.
Two poems, Researching Louisa and Great Rivers of Ireland, longlisted in the Dermot Healy Poetry Competition.
Poem, Escape at Easter, won first prize in the Robert Monteith Poetry Competition.
Poem, Researching Louisa O'Flynn nee Stockdale, won first prize in the Goldsmith Poetry Competition.
Poem, Carrowniskey Stations, shortlisted for the Listowel single poem competition..
Poem, Looting 1916, shortlisted in the Poets Meet Politics competition, Hungry Hill Writing, Cork.
Poem, Brain Scan, won first prize in the WOW Poetry Awards 2016, Galway.
Poetry Pamphlet, Under Surveillance, was shortlisted in the Fair Acre Press Poetry Pamphlet Competition 2015/16, UK.

2015
Poem, Cicadas at Nages, commended in the Allingham Poetry Competition, Donegal.
Poem, Coastal Storm, highly commended in the Wild Atlantic Words competition, Hungry Hill Writing, Cork.
Poem, Tidying after Visitors, highly commended in the Boyle Arts Festival poetry competition.
Two Poems, Dividing Hostas and He Meets His Brothers, highly commended in the iYeats poetry competition, Sligo.
Poem, Clothes Lines, highly commended in the Wirral Festival of Firsts poetry competition.
Poem, The Gun, highly commended in the Poets Meet Politics competition, Hungry Hill Writing, Cork.

2014
Poem, Tidying after Visitors, highly commended in the Francis Ledwidge International Poetry Competition.
Poem, Neary Meets his Brothers, shortlisted in the Allingham Poetry Competition.
Poem, A Dromineer Burial, won first prize in the Dromineer Poetry Competition.
Poem, The Owls of Mandurah, longlisted in the Wirral Festival of Firsts Poetry Competition, UK.
Two poems,  First Home and Winter Arrives at Knightsbridge Nursing Home, shortlisted in the Brewery Lane Poetry Competition.

2013
Overall winner, Fermoy Poetry Competition for The Masterpiece is Nearing Completion.
Poem, Swordswoman, shortlisted in the Wirral Festival of Firsts Poetry Competition, UK.
National Poetry winner in the Hanna Greally Awards, Roscommon for The Trip West.
Poem, Friary Dig, highly commended in Gregory O'Donoghue Poetry Competition, Cork.

2012
Poem, Perth Weather, highly commended in the Francis Ledwidge International Poetry Competition
Third prize in the Prole Poetry Competition (UK) for The Truth.
Poem highly commended in the Golden Pen Award.
Poem shortlisted in the UCD creative writing anthology contest.
Play, Gulliver's Travels, short listed in the Trim Swift Satire five minute play competition.

2011
Selected for the Poetry Ireland Introductions 2011.
Poem commended in the Gregory O'Donoghue poetry competition.

2010
Longlisted in the Cinnamon Press Poetry Award.
Poem commended in the Francis Ledwidge International Poetry Competition.
Poem highly commended in the Dromineer Poetry Competition.
Longlisted in the Over The Edge Poetry Competition.
Poem highly commended in the iYeats Poetry Competition.
Poem awarded second prize in the Goldsmith Poetry Competition.

2009
Poem longlisted in the Plough Poetry Prize (UK).
Poem commended in the Francis Ledwidge International Poetry Competition.
Poetry collection awarded joint third prize in the Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Competition.
Finalist in the Aesthetica Creative Works Competition (UK).
Poem shortlisted in the Bridport (UK) Poetry Competition.
Poem highly commended in the Boyle Poetry Competition.
Poem highly commended in the Cavan Caomhnu Poetry competition.

2008
Poem commended in the Ledwidge International Poetry Competition.
Won second prize in the Goldsmith Poetry Competition.
Prizewinner in the Meath Library Éist poetry competition.
Longlisted in the Over The Edge Poetry Competition.
Won second prize in the Dromineer Poetry Competition.

2007
Two poems shortlisted in the Plough Prize (UK).
Poem longlisted in the Fish International Poetry Competition.
Poem shortlisted in the Boyle Poetry Competition.

2006
Poem shortlisted in the Scríobh Sligo Poetry Competition.

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