A winner of numerous national awards for literature Tommy Murray's work has been
published widely. His poems have also featured in the U.T.V. documentary, Valley
of The Kings and on RTEs Nationwide.
- The Patrick Kavanagh Merit Award Dundalk 1987
- Allingham Arts Poetry Competition 1990, Third Prize
- The Hopkins International Summer School, Special merit
award Monasterevin, Co. Kildare 1991.
- Syllables Writers, Dublin. Special Merit Awards 1993-1995-1997
- Church and General, Short Story Competition First Prize 1994
- Kells Heritage Festival Poetry Competition,
Third Prize 1994, Second Prize 1995
- Chapter and Verse Killiney Certificate of Merit 1995
- The Nora Fahy Award, Ennis 1997.
The Poet of Fingal Trophy 2004 2006 2010.
- Drogheda Mental Health Association Perpetual Trophy 1998, First Prize
- Bookwise Short Story Competition, 1999 Runner up
- The Francis Ledwidge Poetry Competition 4th Prize, 1999
What they have said about
"A poet of immense promise"
J B Keane.
"Maturing all the time"
Bryan Mac Mahon
"One of Meath's foremost poets"
Ken Davis, Meath Chronicle
"He is particularly good at absorbing various kinds of atmosphere
and of re-creating these atmospheres in verse. He enjoys looking
at the world and his readers will enjoy it too."