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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

Sean Dunne: Poet, Editor, Writer

Seán Dunne was a Waterford born writer who spent most of his years based in Cork City. After graduating from U.C.C. he worked as a journalist with The Irish Examiner. A Literary editor and a poet, Sean had three collections of poems published; Against The Storm (1985), The Sheltered Nest and Time and the Island. He also wrote In My Father’s House in 1991, an account of his childhood. Sean passed away in 1995 at the age of 39.

The Seán Dunne Writers' Festival and the Seán Dunne Young Writers' Awards are Waterford City Council's long term commemoration to one of its most creative sons.