IMRAM Books Ireland Chomórtas Gearrscéalaíochta 2015

Tá na torthaí isteach! / The results are in!

Comhghairdeas mór le buaiteoirí Chomórtais Gearrscéalaíochta IMRAM Books Ireland 2015, comórtas tionscnaimh.

A huge congratulations to the winners of the inaugural Books Ireland Short Story Competition 2015.

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  • An Chéad Duais: €400 agus áit i gceardlann Scríbhneoireachta IMRAM. Cuirfear an scéal i gcló in eagrán de Books Ireland.
  • 2ú Duais €200
  • 3ú Duais €100

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An Chéad Duais:

Buaiteoir: Antain Mac Lochlainn

Teideal an scéil: Deireadh. Léigh an scéal anseo!

antain-mac-lochlainn-nuaAntain Mac Lochlainn is a writer and translator who works in Irish and English. Translations include Irish versions of books in the Astérix series and C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Twice shortlisted for RTÉ’s Francis McManus shorty story competition, he has won awards for work in Irish at Listowel Writers’ Week and the Oireachtas na Gaeilge literary competitions. He is founder and editor of, a resource site for writers of Irish.

2ú Duais

Buaiteoir: Labhrás Ó Finneadha

Teideal an scéil: Éirí (Thar Bharr Claise) Amach. Léigh an scéal anseo!

ATT_1444642195800_20151005_164644 (1)Labhrás Ó Finneadha grew up in Spiddal, Co Galway. He graduated with an MA in Irish from the National University of Ireland, Galway. He then went to Germany and spent two years working in the Bergische University (Wuppertal). He returned to Ireland in 2000 but it in less than a decade decided to live abroad again, this time in Luxembourg.

He has dabbled in literature over the years, with poems of his shortlisted for Comórtas Uí Néill (Comhdháil Náisiúnta na Gaeilge) in 2009 and in 2010. He was awarded a prize by Oireachtas na Gaeilge (2011) for works from writers who had not previously published a book. He has recently had two works in the Irish Language published by Cois Life: Asarlaíocht, Gorta agus Teamplóirí (2013) is a translation of prose form German and French; and Íbíotsa (2015) is a collection of stories.

3ú Duais

Buaiteoir: Jack Ó Drisceoil

Teideal an scéil: An Cillín. Léigh an scéal anseo!

Corcaíoch ó dhúchas is ea Jack Ó Drisceoil agus is as Oileán Rinn Ghearróige dá mhuintir. Thug sé tamall maith de bhlianta thar lear sular fhill sé ar Éirinn. Tá sé ag cur faoi i mBaile Átha Cliath faoi láthair, mar a bhfuil sé ag múineadh scoile.

Ar Inis Uí Dhrisceoil, amach ó chósta Iarthar Chorcaí, a chuala Jack caint ar ghort clochach san oileán a raibh droch-ainm air. Tháinig sé chun solais gur talamh ab ea é, sna blianta a d’imigh, ina gcuirtí páistí marbh-bheirthe mar aon le corpáin a tháinig i dtír. Shocraigh sagart áitiúil aifreann a rá ins an ngort céanna ar son a n-anama siúd. Tá crois chéasta ann anois.

Honourable Mentions:


Aodh Ó Domhnaill le ‘Cos Amú’

Aodh O'Domhnaill (2)Aodh is a Dubliner of Donegal parentage.

Aodh is an established Irish-language dramatist. He is best-known for his long association with Aisteoirí Bulfin, who have staged a dozen of his plays over the last twenty years. His work has also been produced by Aisling Ghéar in Belfast, by the Taibhdhearc in Galway and by AnnÓg in Dingle. ‘Idir an Dá Shúil, staged in the Peacock in 2010, received a Stewart Parker Award. RTE – Radio 1 has produced seven of his radio plays. Coiscéim has published 3 collections of his poetry and a short novel for teenagers. He has only published a few short stories. But the positive experience with the Books Ireland/IMRAM competition is likely, he says, to encourage more….

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