The winners of the Allingham Festival Secondary School Fiction & Poetry Competitions in association with AIB are...

Under-13  Poetry

1st  Sean Livesley (St. Columba's College, Ballybofey) - 'Ode To A Goose';

2nd Molly Gallagher (Pobalscoil Gweedore) - 'Mystery After Amergin';

3rd Ella Doherty (Abbey Vocational School, Donegal Town)  - 'Through The Seasons'.

Under-13 Flash Fiction

1st Ailbhe Loughney (Abbey Vocational School, Donegal Town) -  'The Unexpected Guest';

2nd Kevin Sheridan (Lough Allen College, Drumkeeran, Co. Leitrim) - 'Singe';

3rd Aoibhinn Ni Eochaid (Colaiste Na Carraige, Carrick, Co. Donegal) - 'A Good Cop'.


Under-15 Poetry

1st Felicia Nwami (Ursuline College, Sligo) -  'A Change Of Heart';

2nd Anna Hazlett (Lough Allen College, Drumkeeran, Co. Leitrim)  -  'Walking With My Eyes Closed';

3rd Luke Tuohy (Coola PPS, Riverstown, Co. Sligo) - 'Autumn'.

Under-15 Flash Fiction

1st Leah McGuinness (St. Columba's Comprehensive School, Glenties, Co. Donegal) - 'The Pink Box';

2nd Maya Carlin (Buncrana) - 'Treehouse';

3rd Luba Kazakova (Letterkenny) - 'The Exhibition: A Reflection Of Julia Smith'.

Under-19  Poetry

1st Aoife Kearns (Ursuline College, Sligo) - 'Sfumato';

2nd. Ronan Quinn (St. Michael's College, Enniskillen) - 'Tempo's Trenches';

3rd Zachary Gillespie (St. Columba's Comprehensive School, Glenties, Co. Donegal) - 'The Fateful Stage'.


Under-19 Flash Fiction

1st Hazel Gardner (Lough Allen College, Drumkeeran, Co. Leitrim) - 'Moon Child';

2nd Oran Hegarty (Muff, Co. Donegal) - 'A 59 Year Old Boy';

3rd Brenna Daily (Coláiste Cholmcille, Ballyshannon) - 'Shell'.

Congratulations to all our winners, and well done to everyone who took part in the competition. The standard was very high this year.

Winners are invited to the Awards Ceremony which will take place in the Abbey Arts Centre, Ballyshannon, on Saturday Nov. 5th at 4pm (the awards ceremony for primary schools will be on at 3pm).


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