The path to the door - nearly there

The path to the door – nearly there

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)
Woman’s Way
Ireland’s Own
Cork Evening Echo and The Holly Bough
She has written two, as yet unpublished, novels and is brimming with ideas for a third.


2 responses to “About

  1. Hi Mary Rose, congratulations on making the short list.Hopefully we will meet at the launch as I’m delighted to be one of the 20 on the list too.
    Mary Healy


  2. Congratulations Mary, Look forward to meeting you at the Launch.
    Mary Rose


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