Eoin Murray was a poet, a musician and a student of University College Cork. He valued creativity, authenticity and connection with nature and humanity. He worked hard in his short life to pursue his art forms and to use them to connect with people in a sincere and honest way. He succeeded in touching the lives of many of those around him with his kindness and creativity.
Eoin passed away suddenly due to underlying heart conditions on the 14th of August, 2015 at the age of 23. While the loss felt by his passing can never really be alleviated, we are working to create something positive from it through this scholarship. With this scholarship, in association with the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences of University College Cork, we hope to both keep his spirit alive and to support others like him in their creative endeavours. Eoin would have given the world a great body of poetry, through the scholarship we aim to support the creation of such work in other young poets.
We will award the Eoin Murray Memorial Scholarship annually to a student within the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences in association with UCC. The recipient will be selected from a shortlist compiled by a judging panel which will include the UCC Writer-in-Residence, the Head of the School of English and lecturers in Creative Writing, the Librarian, and friends and family of Eoin Murray. The scholarship is only open to undergraduate students due to them being free from studies during the summer period.
The chosen student will receive €1500 and will submit a body of written work with an opportunity to perform the work at Eoin’s annual tribute night in Cork City.
This site is both a vehicle to communicate about the scholarship, and a repository for some of Eoin's work and the tributes created for him following his passing. We will also use the site as an archive of the scholarship recipients’ work, thus creating an enduring and tangible legacy and community in Eoin’s name.
Thank you for visiting and please feel free to get in touch, our email is contact[at]eoinmurray[dot]org.
Dedicated with love to the memory of Eoin Murray, 1992 - 2015. “Is fada arís go bhfeicfimid a leithéid”