Donabate resident and member of The Chinkwell Writers, Anita Foley - Quish, has had her entry for a national storytelling competition, selected as one of the winning entries.The competition ‘Stories from the Waterside’ / ‘Scéalta Ó Thaobh An Uisce’ was run by the Local Authority Waters Programme, in conjunction with Waterways Ireland, Inland Fisheries Ireland, the Heritage Council and the Heritage Officers Programme and received almost 500 hundred entries from across the Island of Ireland.Anita’s wonderfully lyrical story, “An Ode to Boro” is based on her childhood memories of the River Boro in Co. Wexford.The winning stories will be published in a booklet for Heritage Week 15-23rd August.Anita is also an incredibly talented artist. She illustrated the last book of short stories by The Chinkwell Writers and has also illustrated a children’s book on St. Brigid called “St. Brigid’s Cloak”. The book was written by fellow primary school teacher Gabrielle McDonald and the accompanying disc is narrated by Maureen O Hara and Eanna Ni Lamhna.Anita is also a volunteer illustrator for ‘Fighting Words’ (Roddy Doyle’s creative writing workshop for children and young adults). They have recently teamed up with the National Lighthouse of Ireland to create a booklet of children’s stories, some of which have been illustrated by Anita.The Bleeding Pig Cultural Festival’s banner and logo for International Women’s Day (Mná na Leithinse) was designed and painted by Anita. It represents the Women of the Peninsula- their strength and creativity.