Rose Morris


Rose Morris is a native of County Roscommon and is currently living in Elphin. She is a retired Primary School Teacher, having taught for forty years in her native county.

Her short story, The Anointed, won the 'Champion' Short Story Competition in 1986. She won the prize for Satirical Verse at Strokestown Poetry Festival in 2004. Her short story, The Wall, was the overall winner of The Hannah Greally Literary Awards at the SiarScéal Festival in 2014.

She lives with her husband Benedict and their much-loved collie, Fánaí.

Where to buy in print


The Splendiferous Tale of Ferdinand Fox
Price: $3.99 $2.00 USD. (50% off!) Words: 6,280. Language: English (Irish dialect). Published: July 7, 2016 by The Manuscript Publisher. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Children’s books » Stories in Verse
Ferdinand is a dashing, playful young fox, born with a mark that seems to set him apart somehow. A message from on high, delivered in the form of a 'bolt from the blue' recalls an admonition previously given to him by his Mammy, to pull up his socks, setting him on his journey. A whimsical adventure and a cautionary ecological tale told in the form of illustrated verse for children 7-12 years

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