RTÉ Radio 1 Short Story Competition

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Shortlist 2016

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. To listen click the story title link after it is broadcast.

Monday 16 September 2019: 1st Prize: Honey Days by Stephen O'Reilly read by Jane Brennan. You can also read it at the journal.ie

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

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

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 or thejournal.ie

Francis MacManus Short Story Competition 2016 – Broadcast dates

1st Prize: ‘The Speed of Light and How It Cannot Help Us’ by Chris Connolly read by Ingrid Craigie to be broadcast Monday 3rd October 2016 

2nd Prize: ‘An Spideal Road’ by Lisa Frank read by Andrew Bennett to be broadcast Tuesday 4th October 2016

3rd Prize: ‘Chalk and Cheese’ by Mark Evans read by Patrick Dawson to be broadcast Wednesday 5th October 2016

‘The Sleeping Giant’ by Catherine Donnelly read by Ingrid Craigie to be broadcast Thursday 6th October 2016

‘Local’ by Edward Boyne read by Aonghus Óg McAnally to be broadcast Friday 7th October 2016

‘End Game’ by Shauna Colgan read by Caitríona Ní Mhurchú to be broadcast Monday 10th October 2016

‘But Only Love…’ by Brid Connolly read by Aileen Mythen to be broadcast Tuesday 11th October 2016

‘The Practical Heart’ by John Davies read by Patrick Dawson to be broadcast Wednesday 12th October 2016

‘The Tiny Fleck of Flame’ by Rory Duffy read by Aaron Monaghan to be broadcast Thursday 13th October 2016

‘An Apple for the Teacher’ by Fiona Gartland read by Caoimhe O’Malley to be broadcast Friday 14th October 2016

‘Garvan Point’ by Mary Hearne read by Marcella Plunkett to be broadcast on Monday 17th October 2016

‘Room 101’ by Angela Lyons read by Cathy Belton to be broadcast on Tuesday 18th October 2016

‘Iceland’ by Sean Mackel read by Aaron Monaghan to be broadcast on Wednesday 19th October, 2016

‘Ruby’ by Sharon Mannion read by Marcella Plunkett to be broadcast on Thursday 20th October, 2016

‘The Two of Hearts’ by Niall McArdle read by Caitríona Ní Mhurchú to be broadcast on Friday 21st October, 2016

‘Boiling Spuds’ by Medb Ni Chathalain read by Caitriona Ennis to be broadcast on Monday 24th October, 2016

‘Anna’s Picture’ by Mary O’Brien read by Cathy Belton to be broadcast on Tuesday 25th October, 2016

‘The Stone, 1966’ by Fiona O’Connor read by Caitríona Ní Mhurchú to be broadcast on Wednesday 26th October, 2016

‘The Parachutes of Dien Bien Phu’ by Tom O Keeffe read by Andrew Bennett to be broadcast on Thursday 27th October, 2016

‘Mini Mouse and Me’ by Kitty Rodgers read by Caitriona Ennis to be broadcast on Friday 28th October, 2016

‘Townies’ by Stephen O’Reilly read by Andrew Bennett to be broadcast on Monday 31st October, 2016

‘The Irish Mammy; Re-Worked’ by Máire Ryan read by Kathy Rose O’Brien to be broadcast on Tuesday 1st November, 2016

‘Where’s the Sunshine Gone’ by James Stapleton read by Aonghus Óg McAnally to be broadcast on Wednesday 2nd November, 2016

‘The Day, a Dream’ by Nicola Whilton read by Cathy Belton to be broadcast on Thursday 3rd November, 2016

‘Stoppin’ the Silence by Eleanor O’Reilly read by Genevieve Hulme-Beaman to be broadcast on Friday 4th November, 2016

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