Kenmare woman’s story cho­sen for ‘Ire­land’s Own’ an­thol­ogy ‘18

The Kerryman (South Kerry Edition) - - NEWS - By TADHG EVANS

A KENMARE woman’s short story has been se­lected from over 500 en­tries and is in­cluded in the ninth edi­tion of Ire­land’s Own ‘The 2018 An­thol­ogy of Win­ning Ir­ish Short Sto­ries’.

With 18 coun­ties rep­re­sented through al­most 40 pieces, Faye Boland from Mux­naw, Kenmare, is fly­ing the green and gold flag in the an­thol­ogy with her story, A Dog’s Life.

The piece tells of a woman who was left to care for her four chil­dren and dog, Lad­die, 13 years ago.

She is now re­flect­ing on her life as her youngest child pre­pares for col­lege.

Ms Boland had al­ready built up con­sid­er­able lit­er­ary ex­pe­ri­ence prior to this; the re­tired law lec­turer has won sev­eral lit­er­ary com­pe­ti­tions in times passed.

The an­thol­ogy, at €14.99, can be or­dered on­line at www. ire­land­ and is widely avail­able through book­shops na­tion­wide.

Faye Boland who fea­tures in Ire­land’s Own an­thol­ogy 2018

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