The Bord Gais Energy Book Awards celebrate writers and poets from across the nation.
The Listowel Writer's Week Irish Poem of the Year went to Waterford poet Clodagh Beresford Dunne.
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The poem "Seven Sugar Cubes" was inspired by the death of her father in Australia.
Clodagh reveals "I said at the Awards last night that I couldn't believe a time of such great loss and sorrow could be turned into a moment of joy with that Award.
I'm really grateful to God for it."
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