Newcastlewest man wins short story competition

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Mike MacDomhnaillA NEWCASTLEWEST man has won first prize in RTE Radio 1’s Francis MacManus Short Story Competition.

Mike Mac Domhnaill claimed the honour for his story ‘Uncle Ned’, which will be broadcast on RTE Radio 1 next Tuesday June 24.

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He will also receive €3,000 after his short story beat off competition from more than 600 other hopefuls to take the top prize.

Mike has had his poetry published in a number of publications, including Nua Aois, An Cloigeann is a Luach and Dal gCais, as well as some local media.

He had previously been shortlisted for the Francis MacManus competition in 2006, as well as for the Francis Ledwidge Competition last year.

Mike, who writes in both English and Irish, has had a selection of his works published in recent years.