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Seán Dunne Festival News...

Winners of 2009 Awards

  • Junior Category & Overall Seán Dunne Young Writers’ Award has gone to Ciara Gorman of Castleknock in Dublin 15 for her prose piece ESCAPE

  • Senior category award winner and overall-runner up is Luke Sheehan from Ranalagh in Dublin for his poem ALL THE QUEENS MEN.

  • Local category Award went to Aisling Maire Finnegan of Clonea Power for her thought provoking piece – THE BOY SOLDIER

Siobhan Parkinson was born in Dublin and grew up in Galway and Donegal.
She lives in Dublin and is a full-time writer and editor. She has
published about twenty books for children and young people, including
Sisters -- No Way! (Bisto Bookof the Year 1997) and Something Invisible
(Bisto Honour book 2007). Her most recent book is Dialann Sar-Runda Amy
Ni Chonchuir (awarded a prize at the 2008 Oireachtas na Gaeilge).