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Galway Writers' Workshop

Galway Writers’ Workshop member Stephen O’Reilly wins the 2019 Francis MacManus Short Story Award.
Listen to the story, read by Jane Brennan, below..

Galway Writers’ Workshop member Tony O’Dwyer’s Poem of the Week, The Builders, in the Irish Times. The poem is about the labourers, mostly from Conamara, who worked on the building of Queen’s College,Galway (now NUIG) during the famine years. It echoes the concept of Bread & Roses ie that workers need  ‘beauty and a fist of grain.’ Queen’s College, Galway received its first students in October 1849.

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