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Irish writer Maureen Gallagher won first prize in the Hanna Greally Short Story Award in 2017. In 2018, she was shortlisted for the Benedict Kiely Short Story Award, RTE’s Write By The Sea Short Story Award , runner-up in the Limnisa Short Story Award and  longlisted for both the Hastings Novel and Short Story Awards. In 2019, she was shortlisted for the Jonathan Swift Poetry Award and one of ten longlisted for the Harper Collins 2019 Crime Novel Award.

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Calling The Tune, Maureen’s debut collection of poetry (Wordsonthestreet 2008), is available from Amazon, Charlie Byrne’s bookshop Galway, wordsonthestreet.com and maureen-gallagher.com

‘Poems of love and of politics and, on occasion, the politics of love and the love of politics. Biting satire coexist alongside poems of lyrical beauty.’ – WOS.


Protest In Genoa

Protest in Genoa, An Irishwoman’s Diary, published in 2004 (Biddles), is available from Charlie Byrne’s bookshop, Amazon and  maureen-gallagher.com


Anthology 1 (1)

Anthology 1, a showcase collection, published in 2004 by Ainnir.

‘Maureen Gallagher shows her ear ear for the tonal possibilities of words and, by concentrating in the main on single images,discovers the power of extended metaphors.’ – Pat Boran (Preface to Anthology 1).