Wednesday 13 December 2017

Writer award

AN ASPIRING Wexford writer has been shortlisted for the RTÉ Radio 1 Francis MacManus Short Story Competition 2013.

Eamon Murphy, of Coolcotts is one of 25 shorlisted authors with his story 'We're Closed Happy Christmas'.

Since its establishment in 1986 the competition has been the launching pad, as well as a great source of support and inspiration, for several new and emerging writers. Previous winners include Claire Keegan, Ciarán Folan, Ivy Bannister, Nuala Ní Chonchúir and Martin Malone.

A total of 634 short stories were entered into this year's competition.


ARE you a writer, actor or director?

Word Play is a monthly actors and writers studio starting this Sunday, June 23 in Wexford Arts Centre at 2pm. It will give scriptwriters an opportunity to have their works-in-progress performed and actors the chance to work on new writing.

The workshop costs €10 and tickets can be booked through Wexford Arts Centre via


CHILDREN can travel free to France with Stena Line this summer, following the launch of a new sale when travel is booked by Sunday, June 30.

Stena is offering children, up to the age of 15 years, free travel on crossings until Saturday December 21 on all of its five Irish Sea routes including Dublin Port to Holyhead and Rosslare to Fishguard and then onward from Dover to Dunkirk.


A man charged with theft of €13,000 worth of construction machinery entered a not guilty plea at the District Court last week. Appearing before Judge Gerard Haughton was Jackie Cadogan from Carrowreigh in Taghmon accused of an offence at Clonmore in Bree on October 21 last.

Garda Inspector Pat Cody told the court it was alleged that Cadogan entered a sewage treatment construction site over night and removed a tractor with trailer. According to the inspector, the accused took the equipment as he claimed money was owed to him.

The prosecution accepted that the machinery was recovered. The judge adjourned the case for hearing on September 18.

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