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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

 Waterford - the river City

Waterford is a City steeped in history, possibly the oldest chartered city in Ireland. Waterford is famous for its Walls, its Port and its crafts. Waterford is an easy port to reach by yacht, by ship (via Rosslare), by Plane (from London), by rail, bus and car - The food is good, the Pint is excellent (and cheap!) and Waterford has more sun than any other county in Ireland

The Tower Hotel

In the heart of Waterford city, overlooking the marina, the Tower Hotel Waterford has extensive accommodation, conference, banqueting and leisure facilities and is the largest hotel in the South East. It is the ideal venue whether you are visiting Waterford for business or pleasure. For further information see http://www.towerhotelwaterford.com or telephone: 051 862300

The Granville Hotel

The Granville Hotel is a charming and elegant 4 star Hotel located in Waterford City.
This old Waterford Hotel is rich in history and offers guests comfortable accommodation in the centre of the city. Granville hotel guests can enjoy the lovely views over the river Suir and cuisine from the award-winning Bianconi restaurant. For further information see http://www.granville-hotel.ie or telephone: 051 305555

Dooley's Hotel

Dooley's is a family run hotel situated in the heart of the historic City of Waterford in the south east of Ireland. Just a few minutes walk from Waterford's main shopping, business and cultural centres, Dooley's Hotel is close to all amenities. For further information see http://www.dooleys-hotel.ie/ or telephone: 051 873531

The Belfry Hotel

The Best Western Belfry Hotel is a 3 star city centre hotel with 61 luxurious bedrooms . The Best Western Belfry Hotel is owned and managed by the Reid family. It is conveniently located in the heart of Waterford City, where shopping, entertainment and relaxation opportunities abound. At the Best Western Belfry Hotel, we pride ourselves on our old fashioned hospitality and traditional values, where a stay promises to be an experience of comfort and enjoyment. For further information see http://www.belfryhotel.ie or telephone: 051 844800

The Marina Hotel

The 3* Waterford Marina Hotel is ideally located in the heart of Waterford City and is nestled idyllically on the banks of the River Suir. 81 superbly appointed ensuite guestrooms offer the essentials for a comfortable stay. Spacious family rooms and wheelchair accessible rooms also available. Newly installed complimentary wireless broadband in all bedrooms plus the lobby, bar and restaurant. For further information see http://www.waterfordmarinahotel.com or telephone: 051 856600