Being commended in this year's Francis Ledwidge competition is really great. Over the years this competition has been a happy hunting ground for me coming fourth and second as well as getting around ten Highly commended and commended certificates. Other members of the Meath Writer's circle who have received more than one prize here include Monica Sherlock from Navan who incidently is one of the best poets in Meath. Louise Scott from Garlow Cross also had a few wins here as well as Frank Murphy.
I still remember with affection my first win there . It was for a poem called Stella's Cottage which also won in The Allingham Arts Competition . I have never met more dedicated people that Liam and Michael and feel not a little proud to be included in three of their anthologies especially 'Ingredients of Poetry', which just happens to be one of the most informative books on poetry I have ever come across