Mount Saint Michael, Rosscarbery

Young Writers Award Winner – #WriteForHome

14-May-19
Young Writers Award Winner – #WriteForHome

Massive congratulations to Caitlin Canavan O' Driscoll who took home the top overall prize with her poem “Music is the Medicine of the Soul”

Over 200 entries from 40 schools across Cork and Kerry were in the running for the top prizes in the Young Writers Awards – #WriteForHome organised by Simon Community Cork.

A panel of judges – authors Kathy D’Arcy and Paul Casey, Irish Examiner News Editor John O’Mahony, and Cork Simon’s Head of Housing and Support Services Kerry Brennan, reviewed all of the entries and selected five awardees.

Award-winning author and Irish Examiner columnist, Lousie O’Neill announced the winners and presented students with their awards at a prize-giving ceremony in UCC’s Aula Maxima on Saturday 11 May 2019.

Congratulations Caitlin, this is a phenomenal achievement and we are so very proud of you and can not wait to see your poem printed in the Irish Examiner 😊

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