Bursary Announcement

Out Of The Shadows Book Cover

Anne Skelly who was the creative Writing Development Officer for the County Office for a number of years sadly passed away earlier this year. Last Friday night 10/10/14 her friends and fellow members of Ballymahon Writers Group published a commemorative collection of creative writing entitled Out of the Shadows.

As part of the launch proceedings at Ballymahon Library it was announced that:” In recognition of the enormous contribution made by Anne to the development of creative writing in Longford during her time as Creative Writing Development Officer with the County Arts Office, this Office will establish the Anne Skelly Commemorative Bursary to enable one artists, preferably a writer from Longford, to spend time at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre Annaghmakerrig each year, for the purposes of developing or completing a creative project.

This Perpetual Prize will be offered in the early Spring of each year starting in 2015 and we feel that it is a means of commemorating Anne’s memory in a way which she would have appreciated.

We also wish to thank Anne’s husband Michael for his generous approval of this commemoration.”