Frances Browne Multilingual Poetry Competition - Awards Evening

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Frances Browne Multilingual Poetry Competition - Awards Evening

Join us as we announce the winners of, and hear readings from the winning poets in this year's multilingual poetry competition.

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Kee's Hotel Main Street Stranorlar Ireland

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About this event

Our Poetry Awards event is a must for anyone interested in poetry, language and literature.

Celebrating the three languages of the Finn Valley, we award three top prizes in each category of English poetry, Irish poetry and Ulster Scots poetry.

We listen to our winning poets communicating their own poems in the way only authors can.

Additional entertainment will be provided by local musicians.

Last years' event was a real highlight of the whole festival with visitors from near and far commenting on the special atmosphere of mutual respect , genuine appreciation and warm friendship.

The 2022 Frances Browne Festival runs from 13th to 16th October. The festival is centred in Ballybofey-Stranorlar, with events happening across East Donegal. Discover the full festival programme, including creative writing workshops, panel discussions, book launches, family events and much more at

About Frances Browne

Frances Browne, the Blind Poetess of Ulster, is the most important writer ever to emerge from Donegal's Finn Valley, in the North West of Ireland. Her masterpiece, the children’s storybook "Granny's Wonderful Chair" was a bestseller all over the world, but she also deserves to be remembered for her unswerving opposition to slavery and all sorts of injustice.

The Annual Frances Browne Literary Festival celebrates the legacy and spirit of Frances Browne. We work to bring not only Frances's writing and astonishing life story to new generations but to celebrate the works of contemporary and modern writers who continue in her tradition.