Creative Corona: Translation Contest

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Fancy yourself as a translator?

In association with the publication of Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh’s poem “éinín/francach”  on  today’s “Creative Corona”, we’re inviting writers and readers the chance to translate her poem into English.

Ailbhe will adjudicate and the winner will receive E100 and a copy of her latest bilingual volume, The Coast Road.

While a knowledge of Irish is helpful, it’s not absolutely necessary.  Ailbhe provided a glossary of words used in the poem posted today  – see – or go to Day 22 on the home page of this site.  All posts can also be accessed through the Department of English Facebook page. Another useful translation resource is –

The contest is open to all.  Please email your translation to no later than 12 noon on Friday, May 15

The winning translation will be published on this site and on the Department of English Facebook page under the “Creative Corona” logo. 

Mary Morrissy, Associate Director of Creative Writing