Meath County Council Cultural Services announce Francis Ledwidge Award 2018.

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 This award, supported by Creative Ireland is aimed at poets, and is designed to help support and nurture the rich poetry culture alive in Ireland today.

Named in honour of the famous Irish war poet and soldier: Francis Ledwidge ‘Poet of the Blackbirds’; The Francis Ledwidge Award seeks to support Irish poets both financially and creatively.

The awardee will receive a week long residential stay at one of Ireland’s finest artists’ retreats: the prestigious Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annaghmakerrig, Co Monaghan, and a cash prize of €1,500.


To enter, applicants must submit a biography, writing samples and a creative residency work proposal.

The closing date for receipt of submissions is 28th November 2018 at 12pm.

Full detail of the application process is available through Meath County Council Arts Office on 0469097414 or artsoffice@meathcoco.ie.

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