Writing Talent in Coláiste an Eachréidh
Coláiste Students excel in English Literature Competitions
In Coláiste an Eachréidh language is of paramount importance. We emphasise the significance of our national language, Gaeilge, everyday as we speak it, sing it and hear its beautiful musicality echo around the school. But Béarla / English is also highly valued and nurtured. Our students have excelled this year both at school and on a national level.
Gráinne Nic Amaill is a fifth year student with a great interest in writing. During her Transition Year she focused on the creative process and worked at honing her craft. The rewards are plain to see. Two of Gráinne’s short stories, “The Fighter” and “Love the Life You Live”, were published in a national publication “Wild Words” this summer. Of the many hundreds of entries in the writing competition Gráinne was the only one to have two stories selected for publication. She was invited to attend a writer’s workshop at the Children’s Literature Festival in Carrick on Shannon where she met with other writers to celebrate her success and work at further developing her creative writing.
Amy Nic an Chrosáin is a third year student in Coláiste an Eachréidh. Although studying for her Junior Cert. Amy is still dedicated to her writing. Amy’s story “Dear Summer” was selected to be published in “Future Tense – An Anthology of Young Galway Writers”. At the book launch in the Radisson Hotel in Galway Amy was invited on stage to read her work to a captivated audience.
Ciarán Mac Choncarraige and Meabh Nic Chrosáin are Leaving Cert. students in Coláiste an Eachréidh. Their teachers and fellow students applaud them as inspirational poets presently attracting national acclaim for their individual bodies of work. They have been singled out as “Stars” by the editor of “The Floor Magazine”.
Ciarán’s poem “One Cent Coin” won the presitigious, national “Cuisle – Young Poet of the Year ” Award of 2014. His poem “Ribs” was published in Wordlegs, his poems “little lady” and “Eyelashes” have been published in “The Floor Magazine” and Boyne Writers Group have selected his poem “Cartwheels” for publication in their September edition. Ciarán’s work is diverse and evokes a depth of thought rare in a poet so young. RIBS Ciarán Cartwheels Eyelashes Little lady
Meabh’s poetry is also attracting national attention. Her poems “Self Portrait (In Exam Hall)” and “The Buoy” have been chosen for publication by “The Floor Magazine”. Meabh was also honoured to be invited to read her poignant poem “Freckles” at the “Over the Edge” Culture night in Kenny’s Bookshop, Galway where she won an award.
Coláiste Student wins National Poetry Competition 2013
Is féidir dánta den scoth a léamh thíos, b’iad Ciarán agus Maeve a chum na saothair filíochta thíos agus aithníodh feabhas a gcuid cumadóireachta ag féiltí filíochta le déanaí.
Click here to read Ciarán’s award winning poem One Cent Coin
Click to read FRECKLES by Meabh Nic an Chrosáin, award winning poem at the ‘Over The Edge Culture Night Open Mic’ i Kenny’s Bookshop, Galway.Both Ciarán & Meabh are 5th Year pupils