Oliver Flanagan – Love Shadows

Oliver Flanagan is the author of several poems and two short stories, including “Love Shadows”, his award winning entry for the Write-a-Book project run by the Galway Education Centre. He lives in Galway, and in June 2013 graduated from St. Joseph’s Special School at the age of 18. Oliver is a young man with autism. He…

Thérèse Kearns – Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve By Thérèse Kearns I disembarked from the car the sky bruised,the bitter air flushing my cheeks.We were at a dead end,merely an abandoned farmhouse and a cemetery greeted us.Through the howls of vicious canines,my father led me to the battered wooden door and casually opened it to reaveal a hidden home. We stepped…

Kate Ellis – Tribute to Seamus Heaney

Tribute to Seamus Heaney By Kate Ellis* Gone, departed. Left us in despair, Poet of the century, Our literary heir. Master in the art of word, Our heart’s definitively stirred. A gift like yours, so hard to find. The world has lost a precious mind… __________________________________ *Kate Ellis attends Saint Enda’s Secondary School in Galway….

Joshua Hill-O’Driscoll – Two poems

My name is Joshua Hill-O’Driscoll. I follow your new page ‘Peann agus Par – New Galway writing’ with great interest. I am a 15-year-old student of St Enda’s College in Galway and I enjoy writing poetry in my spare time. I use poetry as a form of expressing my own thoughts as well as discussing…

Klaudia Kuczynska – This One Meal

My name is Klaudia Kuczynska. I am 15 years old and attend St.Endas secondary school. I live in Moycullen. I come from Poland. I live with my mom and my younger sister.I enjoy reading,story writing,poetry and hanging out with friends.I have a cat.My favourite subject is English because it’s the subject where you can share…

Jenny Carberry – Transition year

My name is Jenny Carberry, I am a transition year student in Calasanctius College. I’d like to publish this creative writing piece.   Transition year As it comes towards the end of the year Im asked for a reflection on Transition Year I’ve so much to write but such little space How do I describe…

Tara Prunty – For Her

My name is Tara Prunty and I am an eighteen year old student in Galway.   For Her A single droplet on a sheet, Two parts in time that weren’t meant to meet. I don’t believe in my reality, Because this can’t be all but imaginary. “How could you love me if I do not…

Grainne O’Connor – Sandy’s story

I am Grainne O’Connor, age 15 . I heard about your blog and literary page, and I thought I’d submit something. I love writing and wrote this years ago but I never had a use for it. I really want to be a writer and this is a big thing for me. I hope you enjoy! Sandy’s…

Áine Ní Cheallaigh – I gCuimhne m’Athair

Is macléinn i nGairmscoil Cholmcille, Indreabhán í Áine Ní Cheallaigh atá ag cur tús le ábhar dúinn ó mhicléinn don leathanach liteartha. Beidh sé i gceist um deireadh Bealtaine an leathanach iomlán a bheith dírithe ar shaothair ó mhicléinn i scoileanna  iarbhunoideachais na Gaillimhe. Bígí ag scríobh! I gCuimhne m’Athair Ag cuimhneamh ‘s ag cuimhneamh…

Meabh Ann McCrossan – Organs

My name is Meabh Ann McCrossan, I am sixteen years old and have been writing poetry and songs for four years now. ORGANS I love you with all my heart; I love you with every life-sustaining pump, every ounce of liquid-oxygen and every inch of its chambers. I love you with ever bloody vein: from…