02 Oct 2022

Hubert McHugh is Leitrim Guardian Person of the Year 2017

Hubert McHugh is Leitrim Guardian Person of the Year 2017

The editor of the Leitrim Guardian, Dr Bláithín Gallagher is delighted to announce on behalf of the Leitrim Guardian committee, that the recipient of the Leitrim Guardian Person of the Year Award 2017 is Mr Hubert McHugh of Lisgaveen, Drumkeerin. 

There are many reasons to demonstrate how deserving Mr McHugh is of this award. Not only is Hubert a person with a very positive and friendly attitude, he also is  a man of great compassion and empathy who has dedicated so much of his life to helping others.  He engages in tremendous amounts of voluntary work for the benefit of the community and is involved in many committees serving the needs of various local causes. Nothing is ever too much trouble and Hubert is always quietly busy behind the scenes, never looking to draw attention to himself.   

The award will be presented to Hubert at the launch of the Leitrim Guardian 2017 which will take place this year at the end of November in Carrigallen.

The Leitrim Guardian 2017  will be the 49th issue of this journal, produced entirely through voluntary effort. The last of the Leitrim Guardian 2016 edition can still be found in the shops or is available online at

Deadline for Young Writer's Competition -  Leitrim Guardian 2017 issue

Attention all young writers!
The deadline for the Leitrim Guardian young writers competition is fast approaching. This competition is open to all students in primary and second level education from anywhere in Ireland or abroad. A winner will be chosen from each level. Entries from students who are home schooled are also very welcome. The winners are selected by an independent adjudicator, who receives the entries, all of which are anonymised. 

This is a free writing competition, all you need is your imagination and a little time to express your creativity. Write on any subject that inspires you. Go on, use your imagination, it could earn you a prize!

The maximum word count for all entries to this competition is 750 words. Both prose and poetry entries are accepted and can be on any topic, fact or fiction. Entry is only by email and all submissions must be typed and presented in word format or equivalent. 

The winning entries from both categories (primary & post primary) will be published in the journal. Winners will receive a literary award certificate as well as a small prize.

Please submit your work to in word format making sure to put Leitrim Guardian Young Writers Competition 2017 in the subject line of the email. The closing date for this competition is October 24th, 2016. 

All entries must include name, date of birth; school; class; (where relevant) and contact details on the email as well as title of your entry. It is also important to include a phone number where possible. Entries are welcome from near and far, from anywhere in Ireland or abroad. In fact, a number of our winning entries came from people outside of Leitrim, with one winner coming from the USA.

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