Irish Book Awards

Supported by

  • Specsavers
  • Eurospar
  • Dept 51 @ Eason
  • Eason Book Club
  • RTÉ Offical Media Partner
  • Ireland AM
  • National Book Awards
  • Listowel Writers’ Week
  • Books Are My Bag
  • Sunday Independent
  • Onside
  • Irish Independent

Listowel Writers’ Week Irish Poem of the Year


The Listowel Writers’ Week Irish Poem of the Year was inaugurated in 2016 and fulfilled a long-held ambition of the awards organisers to include poetry on the awards roster.  The new award attracted a very substantial number of entries and looks set to become a long-term fixture. Listowel Writers’ Week, one of Ireland’s finest and longest running literary festivals, holds a cherished place in the hearts of all those who love Irish literature.

  • 2016 In Glasnevin by Jane Clarke