Rathmines Library Short Story Competition Winners

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In conjunction with ‘Rathmines Roar’ Community Information Day, 17th May, Rathmines library invited children to write a short story about their favourite book and to dress up as a character from the book. The winners were presented with their prizes at Rathmines library on Friday 30th May.

View a slideshow of the competition winners and runners up.


  • Kate Heffernan for the 6 – 9 year old age group. Kate's story was inspired by her favourite book, 'I won't go to China' by Enda Wyley
  • Ériu Dalton for the 10 – 12 year old age group. Ériu's story was drawn from her favourite book, 'The Emerald Atlas' by John Stephens

The winners were presented with a €25 book token.

Runners Up:

  • Molly Gorby who chose 'Paddington visits the Toy Shop' by Michael Bond as her favourite book
  • Yuan Sree Kandru whose favourite book is 'Stink and the Ultimate Thumb-Wrestling Smackdown' by Megan McDonald
  • Lucie Walsh picked 'The Tale of the Sea', which Lucie herself wrote.

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