RTÉ Radio 1 Short Story Competition

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Shortlist 2013

2019 Competition: Stories go to air!

The winning stories from this year's competition have been announced at an awards evening in RTÉ, chosen by judges Sinéad Crowley, Liz Nugent and Declan Meade from over 2000 entries, and will be broadcast weeknights on RTÉ Radio 1 at 11.20pm, as follows:  

Monday 16 September 2019: 1st Prize: Honey Days by Stephen O'Reilly read by Jane Brennan

Read it now on thejournal.ie 

Tuesday 17 September 2019: 2nd Prize: Vena Amoris by Niall McArdle, read by Eamon Morrissey

Wednesday 18 September 2019: 3rd Prize: The Boxer Rebellion by Liz Houchin, read by Janet Moran

Thursday 19 September 2019: WonderHouse (Some Assembly Required), by Stephen Walsh, read by Peter Hanly

Friday 20 September 2019: News by Sheila Barrett, read by Ali White

Monday 23 September: Out the Pontoon Road by Edward Melvin, read by Emmet Kirwan

Tuesday 24 September: Filling in Blanks by Niamh Heery, read by Ruth McGill

Wednesday 25 September: The Planters by Mel O'Doherty, read by Gary Murphy 

Thursday 26 September: Toby, Toby, Toby, by Deirdre Roycroft, read by Andrew Bennett

Friday 27 September: Salt, by Tríona Walsh, read by Caitríona Ní Mhurchú

 For more information on the winning stories, click here

1st Prize - Uncle Ned by Mike MacDomhnaill, Caislean Nua, Co. Luimnigh read by Andrew Bennett – broadcast date 24/06/13  Listen

2nd Prize - Dark Secret by James Alfred Simpson, Bushmills, Co. Antrim read by Pat Kinevane – broadcast date 25/06/13 Listen

3rd Prize - Ending it by Sean Kenny. Blanchardstown, Dublin read by Aaron Monaghan – broadcast date 26/06/13 Listen

- Ruler of the Roost by Steve Wade, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin read by Aaron Monaghan – broadcast date 27/06/13 Listen

- Hey Presto! by Clare O’Reilly, Maynooth, Co. Kildare read by Caitríona Ní Mhurchú – broadcast date 28/06/13 Listen

-The Crawlspace by Sean Flynn, Bandon, Co. Cork read by Pat Kinevane – broadcast date 01/07/13 Listen

- After the Rhododendrons by Paul McMichael, London, UK read by Gary Murphy – broadcast date 02/07/13 Listen

- Parknasilla by Silke O’Reilly, Rosscarbery, Co. Cork read by Ingrid Craigie – broadcast date 03/07/13 Listen

- Come here to me and tell me a story by Antoinette McCarthy, Gowran, Co. Kilkenny read by Andrew Bennett – broadcast date 04/07/13 Listen

- Narcissus by Colm Reynor, Tallaght, Dublin read by Barbara Bergin – broadcast date 05/07/13 Listen

- Lovebirds by Chris Connolly, Booterstown, Co. Dublin read by Angela Harding – broadcast date 08/07/13 Listen

- Floater by Alan Weadick, Goatstown, Dublin read by Gary Murphy – broadcast date 09/07/13 Listen

- Long Live Clutter by Una Wolf-Brennan, Lake Lucerne, Switzerland read by Ingrid Craigie – broadcast date 10/07/13 Listen

- To the Tea Rooms by Danielle McLaughlin, Donoughmore, Co. Cork read by Noelle Browne – broadcast date 11/07/13 Listen

- Balance by Fiona Cunnane, Leighlinbridge, Co. Carlow read by Caitríona Ní Mhurchú – broadcast date 12/07/13 Listen

- We’re closed Happy Christmas by Eamon Murphy, Coolcotts, Wexford read by Noelle Browne – broadcast date 15/07/13 Listen

- An answer for the Pope by Maurice Maguire, Belfast, Co. Antrim  read by Lalor Roddy – broadcast date 16/07/13 Listen

- Intercession by Wayne O’Keeffe, Butlerstown, Co. Waterford read by Gary Murphy – broadcast date 17/07/13 Listen

- Washi by Alastair O’Liathain, Rathfarnham, Dublin read by Brendan Laird – broadcast date 18/07/13 Listen

- Hairdo by Ellen Kelly, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin read by Noelle Browne – broadcast date 19/07/13 Listen

- The Promised Land by Cliona Campbell, Model Farm Road, Cork read by Noelle Browne – broadcast date 22/07/13 Listen

- Bull Wall by Fiona Gartland, Drumcondra, Dublin read by Caitríona Ní Mhurchú – broadcast date 23/07/13 Listen

- We all fall down by Brendan Killeen, Copenhagen, Denmark read by Emmet Kirwan – broadcast date 24/07/13 Listen

- Solar System by Jenny Roche, Moycullen, Co. Galway read by Keith Hanna – broadcast date 25/07/13 Listen

- The Books, They Cry by Elizabeth Rose Murray, Schull, West Cork read by Gary Murphy – broadcast date 26/07/13 Listen

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