December 14, 2017

The Roscommon Poets’ Prize 2018

2018 Competition

Roscommon Poets Prize 2018

Prize €150

Six shortlisted poets

The Roscommon Poets Prize

This category is for a poem in English of not more than 70 lines submitted by a resident of County Roscommon or a member of a County Roscommon Writers Group.   Shortlisted poets in the Roscommon Poets Competition who read their poem at the competition receive a €50 reading fee.


The competition will be open for entries on 8th January 2018.  The Closing date is Friday 9th February 2018.   The judge is Mary Turley McGrath

Mary Turley-McGrath lives in Letterkenny. She holds an M Phil. in Creative Writing from Trinity College Dublin. Her three poetry collections are: New Grass under Snow (Summer Palace Press, 2003); Forget the Lake (2014), and Other Routes (2016), both published by Arlen House. Mary was the winner of the Poetry Ireland /Trócaire Competition 2014. Her poems have appeared in the Irish Times and in literary magazines and anthologies