Michael Marks Award 2012: Dream Endings (Rack Press) won the Michael Marks Pamphlet Award 2012. Chair of Judges Alan Jenkins said: Roisin Tierney's subjects may be the dark ones of human vulnerability and anguish, but the poems in this wonderfully cohesive and well-organized sequence rest on solid and graceful foundations of precision, musicality and wit. A remarkable solo debut from this already much-noticed poet.
Sacred Heart 2nd prize Winchester Poetry Competition 2017
Published- Poetry Ireland Review 2016: Rising Generation edition (Spring 2016)
Poem (Gone) highly commended in 2014 Forward Prize
Dream Endings (Rack Press) wins Michael Marks Award 2012
Read in Dublin - Poetry Ireland Introduction Series June 2008
Commended - Ware Poets Open Poetry Competition 2007
Shortlisted - Strokestown Poetry Prize 2006
Longlisted - Bridport Prize 2005
2nd Prize - Oxfam Literature Festival 2004
Supplementary prize - Bridport Prize 2002
Special Commendation and runners up prize - 7th How do I love thee? Open Poetry Competition Jan 2002.
Shortlisted TLS Poetry Competition 2001
Kings Lynn Festival, John Hewitt Spring Festival, Strokestown Poetry Festival
Poet in Residence at Harvard Summer School, Centre for Hellenic Studies, Nafplion, Greece – July 2012
Currently a tutor at The Poetry School