Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards

Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards

Congratulations to Sarah Webb, who won Children’s Book of the Year (Junior)  with her book A Sailor Went to Sea, Sea, Sea: Favourite Rhymes from an Irish Childhood  illustrated by Steve Mc Carthy a the recent  Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards. Also nominated in the...

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Competition Winners 2017

Competition Winners 2017

We are delighted to announce the winners of our writing competition at Write By The Sea 2017 are: Non-Fiction:    Nanny Water Cottage by Theresa Ryan Fiction: Island by Marie Noonan Poetry:  Island Paradox by Mary Kavanagh Details of when the winning entries will be...

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Limerick Competition 2017

Limerick Competition 2017

Congratulations to Bríd O'Meara the winner of the limerick competition at Write By the Sea 2017. Bríd received a voucher for a stay in Kelly's Resort Hotel. Runners up were Margaret Hawkins and Mary Kavanagh. Well done to all! Read the winning entries here:     The...

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WRITE BY THE SEA 2018

WRITE BY THE SEA 2018

We are delighted to announce that the third Write By The Sea Festival will take place from Friday, September 28th to Sunday, September 30th 2018. Further details will be announced in the near future.  

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Room To Write – December

Room To Write – December

Linked to our Write By The Sea festival, the next Room to Write takes place in the Stella Maris Centre, Kilmore Quay on Saturday, December 9th and provides opportunities to writers to write, to consult writing resources, to read, to connect with other writers in a...

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Write By the Sea 2017

Write By the Sea 2017

We are delighted to announce that the second Write By The Sea Festival will take place from Friday September 29th to October 1st 2017. Further details will be announced in the coming weeks.  

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Competition Winners

Competition Winners

We are delighted to announce the winners of the inaugural Write By the Sea writing competition are Imelda Carroll from Wexford for her prose piece, The Vigil, and Mary Kavanagh from Wicklow for her poem, My Friend Never Saw the Sea.” The judges, renowned writers,...

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A Word of Thanks to our Sponsors

A Word of Thanks to our Sponsors

It takes a lot of hard work and commitment by a great many people to bring an event like this together. We would like to say a special thank you to our sponsors for their generous and unwavering support which helped us turn our vision of a literary festival into a...

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Tom Williams Tribute to Conclude Festival

Tom Williams Tribute to Conclude Festival

The life-relationship with Kilmore Quay enjoyed by the late Wexford writer and poet Tom Williams will be marked when his son David Williams reads from his father’s work at the conclusion of Write By The Sea. As Write By The Sea festival Chairperson Lucy Moore says,...

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I’ve written my book, what next??

I’ve written my book, what next??

You have written your manuscript and it’s hiding under the bed or in a folder on your laptop. What are you going to do now? How do you get an agent? How do you handle rejection? What is a synopsis? Cat Hogan finished her first manuscript in June 2015, had an agent by...

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