Having gone round in circles living in London, Sierra Leone and Dublin, Mary Rose McCarthy is now back where she started along the Wild Atlantic Way in West Cork. (Ireland) She writes in an attempt to make sense of the world.
She is a regular contributor to the Opinion, West Cork’s biggest selling monthly magazine.
Her stories have been placed in:
Swanwick Writers Summer School (UK) competition (1st) (2007)
The Amergin Awards (2nd) (2007)
Long listed for the Penguin Ireland/RTE Guide Short story competition (2010) and (2013) and (2015)
Winner of the Kenny/Naughton short story award (2010)
The Lonely Voice (2011)
Winner of Golden Pen Short story award (2013)
Shortlisted in From the Well short story competition (2014) and (2015) and (2016)
Her work has been published in:
Crannóg Feb (2014) and Summer (2015)
Boyne Berries (2015)
Cork Library Arts Service anthologies (2008) and (2009) (2014) and (2015) and (2016)
Cork Evening Echo and The Holly Bough
She has written two, as yet unpublished, novels and is brimming with ideas for a third.