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# short-story - Sunday 13 March, 2022

The Irish Read: A short story from Wendy Erskine
# The Irish Read
# The Irish Read

The Irish Read: A short story from Wendy Erskine

Mar 13th 2022, 7:00 PM 6,666 Views 0 Comments

Check out an extract from a story out of the Belfast writer’s new collection, Dance Move.

# short-story - Sunday 6 June, 2021

The Irish Read: A short story from Philip Ó Ceallaigh's new collection, Trouble
# Short Story
# Short Story

The Irish Read: A short story from Philip Ó Ceallaigh's new collection, Trouble

Jun 6th 2021, 10:00 AM 6,605 Views 1 Comment

Enjoy a section from a new work by an Irish author this Sunday morning.

# short-story - Sunday 16 May, 2021

The Irish Read: A short story from Adrian Duncan's new collection
# Short Story
# Short Story

The Irish Read: A short story from Adrian Duncan's new collection

May 16th 2021, 10:00 AM 8,796 Views 1 Comment

Enjoy a section from a new work by an Irish author this Sunday morning.

# short-story - Wednesday 3 March, 2021

Have your work featured on TheJournal.ie thanks to RTÉ's short story competition
# Francis Mcmanus Award
# Francis Mcmanus Award

Have your work featured on TheJournal.ie thanks to RTÉ's short story competition

Mar 3rd 2021, 6:00 PM 8,594 Views 4 Comments

This year’s judges are Lisa McInerney, Declan Hughes and Lisa Caldwell.

# short-story - Saturday 8 August, 2020

Opinion: Want to use this time to write a short story? Here are some top tips
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Want to use this time to write a short story? Here are some top tips

Aug 8th 2020, 7:00 PM 18,747 Views 7 Comments

We have some tips from author Vincent Woods to inspire you.

# short-story - Tuesday 25 February, 2020

Write short stories? Here's your chance to have your work featured on TheJournal.ie and RTÉ
# Francis Mcmanus
# Francis Mcmanus

Write short stories? Here's your chance to have your work featured on TheJournal.ie and RTÉ

Feb 25th 2020, 2:31 PM 15,724 Views 18 Comments

The RTÉ Short Story competition is back for 2020 – and once again we’ll be featuring three winning stories on our site.

# short-story - Sunday 22 September, 2019

A short story before bedtime: The Boxer Rebellion
# Francis Mcmanus
# Francis Mcmanus

A short story before bedtime: The Boxer Rebellion

Sep 22nd 2019, 7:00 PM 13,696 Views 4 Comments

Read the third place winner in this year’s RTÉ Radio 1 Short Story Award, in memory of Francis McManus.

# short-story - Saturday 21 September, 2019

A short story before bedtime: Vena Amoris
# Francis Mcmanus
# Francis Mcmanus

A short story before bedtime: Vena Amoris

Sep 21st 2019, 8:00 PM 10,861 Views 7 Comments

The story came second in this year’s RTÉ Short Story Awards in memory of Francis McManus.

# short-story - Sunday 15 September, 2019

RTÉ Radio 1 short story award winner: 'Honey Days'
# Evening Read
# Evening Read

RTÉ Radio 1 short story award winner: 'Honey Days'

Sep 15th 2019, 7:00 PM 17,863 Views 4 Comments

Read the overall winner of this year’s RTÉ Radio 1 Short Story Award, in memory of Francis McManus.

# short-story - Saturday 31 August, 2019

A short story before bedtime: Bluebell Meadow by Benedict Kiely
# Short Story
# Short Story

A short story before bedtime: Bluebell Meadow by Benedict Kiely

Aug 31st 2019, 8:00 PM 12,493 Views 2 Comments

Kiely would have been 100 on 15 August of this year. Born in Dromore, he had a long and prolific writing career.

# short-story - Tuesday 19 February, 2019

Want to get writing and featured on TheJournal.ie? RTÉ Radio 1's short story competition is now open
# Francis Mcmanus
# Francis Mcmanus

Want to get writing and featured on TheJournal.ie? RTÉ Radio 1's short story competition is now open

Feb 19th 2019, 8:00 PM 15,338 Views 5 Comments

The winners of the RTÉ Radio 1 Short Story Competition will have their work featured on TheJournal.ie and on the station.

# short-story - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

'‘Have you seen her legs?’ and other stories from Fat Land': An award-winning short story before bedtime
# Francis Mcmanus
# Francis Mcmanus

'‘Have you seen her legs?’ and other stories from Fat Land': An award-winning short story before bedtime

Sep 19th 2018, 8:30 PM 13,860 Views 6 Comments

The story, by Claire Mulligan, won third prize at this year’s RTÉ Radio 1 Short Story Competition in honour of Francis McManus.

# short-story - Monday 17 September, 2018

'Ashes': An award-winning short story before bedtime
# Francis Mcmanus
# Francis Mcmanus

'Ashes': An award-winning short story before bedtime

Sep 17th 2018, 8:00 PM 12,003 Views 1 Comment

Ashes, by Claire Zwaartmann, won first prize at this year’s RTÉ Radio 1 Short Story Competition in honour of Francis McManus.

# short-story - Monday 21 May, 2018

Short story: 'To all their dues'
# Wendy Erskine
# Wendy Erskine

Short story: 'To all their dues'

May 21st 2018, 8:00 PM 14,634 Views 2 Comments

We feature a short story by Belfast writer Wendy Erskine from the new collection, Stinging Fly Stories.

# short-story - Thursday 29 March, 2018

Who was Francis MacManus, and how did he inspire Ireland's longest-running short story contest?
# Francis MacManus
# Francis MacManus

Who was Francis MacManus, and how did he inspire Ireland's longest-running short story contest?

Mar 29th 2018, 12:06 PM 8,742 Views 1 Comment

The competition – described as a “window on Irish society” – is now open to entries.

# short-story - Saturday 25 November, 2017

Short story: 'When Blue Snowflakes Fall' by Eoin Dolan Lane
# Read Me
# Read Me

Short story: 'When Blue Snowflakes Fall' by Eoin Dolan Lane

Nov 25th 2017, 7:30 PM 7,956 Views 4 Comments

The Broken Spiral, an anthology of short stories which will raise funds for the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre.

# short-story - Sunday 1 October, 2017

Francis McManus short story winner: The Flare Carves Itself Through The Dark
# Read Me
# Read Me

Francis McManus short story winner: The Flare Carves Itself Through The Dark

Oct 1st 2017, 7:30 PM 8,405 Views 8 Comments

Colin Walsh has been announced as this year’s winner of the Francis MacManus Short Story Competition. This is his winning story.

# short-story - Sunday 24 September, 2017

A short story before bedtime: Levitation
# EXTRACT
# EXTRACT

A short story before bedtime: Levitation

Sep 24th 2017, 7:30 PM 9,433 Views 4 Comments

Taken from Levitation, the latest collection by Irish writer Sean O’Reilly.

# short-story - Sunday 2 April, 2017

An award-winning story before bedtime: I Could Have Been a Dancer
# Hennessy Awards
# Hennessy Awards

An award-winning story before bedtime: I Could Have Been a Dancer

Apr 2nd 2017, 9:30 PM 11,549 Views 5 Comments

Read a story which won the First Fiction award at this year’s Hennessy Literary Awards.

# short-story - Saturday 1 April, 2017

An award-winning short story before bedtime: The Taking of Mrs Kennedy
# Hennessy Awards
# Hennessy Awards

An award-winning short story before bedtime: The Taking of Mrs Kennedy

Apr 1st 2017, 8:00 PM 11,961 Views 6 Comments

Read the winner of the Emerging Fiction category in this year’s Hennessy Literary Awards.

# short-story - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

'Crouched Burial': An award-winning poem before bedtime
# Hennessy Awards
# Hennessy Awards

'Crouched Burial': An award-winning poem before bedtime

Mar 29th 2017, 7:30 PM 10,724 Views 6 Comments

A poem from this year’s Hennessy Awards Winner for Emerging Poetry, Una Mannion.

# short-story - Thursday 21 January, 2016

A girl was forced to miss a school test because her outfit was 'too distracting'
# Short Story
From The Daily Edge
# Short Story

A girl was forced to miss a school test because her outfit was 'too distracting'

Jan 21st 2016, 8:18 AM 9,228 Views 5 Comments

“She told me she’d rather me completely miss the test than distract the boys from doing well on theirs.”

# short-story - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

"D-yeh know what it is - ? He made me happy": Roddy Doyle's perfect tribute to Bill
# Short Story
# Short Story

"D-yeh know what it is - ? He made me happy": Roddy Doyle's perfect tribute to Bill

May 26th 2015, 8:45 AM 11,783 Views 10 Comments

Roddy’s famous ‘two men in the pub’ have been weighing in on the sports anchor’s passing.

# short-story - Thursday 30 April, 2015

'He’s grand but he’s an irritatin’ little pr*ck as well' - Roddy Doyle's post on marriage equality is going viral
# Short Story
# Short Story

'He’s grand but he’s an irritatin’ little pr*ck as well' - Roddy Doyle's post on marriage equality is going viral

Apr 30th 2015, 9:07 AM 33,946 Views 37 Comments

The author posted the short story on his Facebook page.

Roddy Doyle wrote a great short story about marriage equality, and it's going viral
# Ronaldo
From The Daily Edge
# Ronaldo

Roddy Doyle wrote a great short story about marriage equality, and it's going viral

Apr 30th 2015, 8:41 AM 3,912 Views 1 Comment

In which Ronaldo decides how one man is going to vote in the referendum. Read it.

# short-story - Friday 13 March, 2015

There is Microsoft Word porn, and the world is officially insane
# Word To Your Mama
From The Daily Edge
# Word To Your Mama

There is Microsoft Word porn, and the world is officially insane

Mar 13th 2015, 6:48 PM 8,579 Views 4 Comments

Conquered by Clippy. *cries*

# short-story - Friday 24 October, 2014

JK Rowling to release a new Harry Potter short story on Halloween
# Lumos
From The Daily Edge
# Lumos

JK Rowling to release a new Harry Potter short story on Halloween

Oct 24th 2014, 7:43 PM 2,319 Views 0 Comments

This time, the reviled Professor Umbridge is in the spotlight.

# short-story - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

JK Rowling has written a brand new Harry Potter short story
# Wizard Wheezes
From The Daily Edge
# Wizard Wheezes

JK Rowling has written a brand new Harry Potter short story

Jul 8th 2014, 2:27 PM 3,317 Views 1 Comment

It’s available to read on her website, Pottermore.

# short-story - Sunday 6 July, 2014

Short Story: Whalesong
# Short Story
# Short Story

Short Story: Whalesong

Jul 6th 2014, 12:00 PM 198 Views 2 Comments

The third prize winner of the RTÉ Radio Francis MacManus Short Story Competition 2014.

# short-story - Saturday 5 July, 2014

Short Story: The Chamber Pot
# Short Story
# Short Story

Short Story: The Chamber Pot

Jul 5th 2014, 12:00 PM 744 Views 9 Comments

The second prize winner of the RTÉ Radio Francis MacManus Short Story Competition 2014.

# short-story - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

Short Story: The Oyster Catchers
# Inside Story
# Inside Story

Short Story: The Oyster Catchers

Jul 1st 2014, 7:30 PM 248 Views 6 Comments

The winner of the RTÉ Radio Francis MacManus Short Story Competition 2014.

# short-story - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

Watch Frank Kelly tell a great short story over a pint
# Good Story
# Good Story

Watch Frank Kelly tell a great short story over a pint

Apr 9th 2014, 9:30 PM 15,562 Views 19 Comments

‘Dog Pound’ has the Father Ted actor relate a real aul’ shaggy dog tale.

# short-story - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

This short Twitter story by R.L. Stine will give you Goosebumps all over again
# Oh The Horror
From The Daily Edge
# Oh The Horror

This short Twitter story by R.L. Stine will give you Goosebumps all over again

Jan 14th 2014, 5:30 PM 2,655 Views 4 Comments

The spooky tale by the childen’s horror author will take you right back.

# short-story - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

Jan Vertonghen pulled a Villa striker's shorts down and got away with it
# Short Story
From The42
# Short Story

Jan Vertonghen pulled a Villa striker's shorts down and got away with it

Sep 24th 2013, 9:30 PM 4,174 Views 5 Comments

Someone could have lost an eye.

# short-story - Sunday 19 May, 2013

Hillsborough revisited in 'The Real Thing' short story
# Short Story
# Short Story

Hillsborough revisited in 'The Real Thing' short story

May 19th 2013, 5:00 PM 79 Views 17 Comments

As Hillsborough families continue to strive for truth about how 96 people died, Irish writer Niamh Cooper O’Sullivan shares a fictional depiction of the horror of 15 April 1989.

# short-story - Friday 4 November, 2011

That awkward moment when Kieran Donaghy pulls your shorts down on TV
# Short Story
From The42
# Short Story

That awkward moment when Kieran Donaghy pulls your shorts down on TV

Nov 4th 2011, 12:31 PM 2,022 Views 1 Comment

The Kerry forward embarrassed Laois native and Carlton prospect Zach Touhy after the Series win earlier.

# short-story - Tuesday 6 September, 2011

WIN: Tickets to Guests of the Nation at the NCH
# Competition
# Competition

WIN: Tickets to Guests of the Nation at the NCH

Sep 6th 2011, 12:24 PM 367 Views 0 Comments

Fancy attending the world premiere of the newly-restored 1935 film set to Niall Byrne’s new score? Read on…