November has been a busy month for prizes and awards for Fermanagh Writers members. As well as Seamus Carolan’s induction into the Bard of Armagh Hall of Fame (see previous blog post), Mary McElroy and Angela McCabe have also been in the winner’s circle.
Mary McElroy’s moving poem, Blue, dedicated to her son, David, won the Fermanagh section of Funeral Service NI’s Poetry Contest 2013. She received her award at a ceremony at Stormont on Wednesday, 21st November.
Angela McCabe won 1st prize for Literature – Poetry in the Leitrim Guardian’s contest. The launch and celebratory night was in Standing Stone Hotel Ballinamore on Friday, 22nd November.