Welcome to the Eoin Murray Memorial Scholarship website.
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 from sudden heart failure due to underlying heart conditions on the 14th of August, 2015. 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 Arts Department 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 beautiful and heartfelt poetry, through the scholarship we aim to support the creation of such work in other young poets.
We plan to award the first Eoin Murray Memorial Scholarship in May 2018 to a student of the Arts BA in association with UCC. Recipients will be asked to create a body of written work over the summer, to be performed in a tribute night in August 2018.
Between now and that time, we will be undertaking various fundraising activities. This site is both a vehicle to communicate about the project, and a repository for some of Eoin's work and the tributes created for him following his passing. With time, we plan on using 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”