Many Letters Competition



The Shortlist is announced!

We asked you to read any of Siobhan’s four novels and see if her work touches you in a personal way or inspires you to change your view of yourself or the world.

We asked you to write a personal letter to Siobhan, explaining how her work affected you!

You delivered!!

Close to 350 people of all ages and from every part of the county were inspired by Siobhan Dowd’s novels to participate in our One Cavan, One Writer, Many Letters Competition. The judges had the difficult job of selecting a shortlist of just eleven.

And the winners are.... 

Category 1: Tara McGahan
Category 2: Olivia Miles
Category 3: Andrea Roeder


Thank you to everyone who participated in this competition and congratulations to our winners & all our shortlisted entries!


Read our shortlisted entries by clicking on the links in the tables below:

Category 1: Primary Schools 5th and 6th Class

Name Letter
Tara McGahan Tara's Letter.doc / Tara's Letter.pdf
Rebecca McGlynn Rebecca's Letter.doc /  Rebecca's Letter.pdf
Arooj Moghal  Arooj's Letter.docArooj's Letter.pdf
Sacha Ogosi  Sacha's Letter.doc / Sacha's Letter.pdf
Róisín Wilson  Róisín Letter.docRóisín Letter.pdf


Category 2: Secondary School and Youthreach (Under 18's)

Name Letter
Laura Delaney Laura's Letter.docLaura's Letter.pdf
Ramona Fitzsimons Ramona's Letter.docRamona's Letter.pdf
Olivia Miles Olivia's Letter.doc / Olivia's Letter.pdf
Katie O'Reilly Katie's Letter.doc / Katie's Letter.pdf
Tomás Smith Tomás's Letter.docTomás's Letter.pdf


Overall Winner Category 3: Adults (Over 18's)

Andrea's Letter.doc / Andrea's Letter.pdf