A Poem for Ireland

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December 14, 2015 by johnston00


Post-Primary poetry competition in which students write a poem about Ireland – past or present.

There are three levels to the competition:

Schools level – students are encouraged to write poems from which a winner is chosen for each year. the winners are then submitted to the local public library before March 4.

County level – the winning poem from each year is adjudged by a panal from the local library service and an overall winner chosen.

National level – county winners will be shortlisted to eight poems and winners chosen.

Prizes: National Winner: €1,000; National Runner Up: €500; National 3rd prize: €250; National Finalists: €50 vouchers.

The competition is organised by the Department of Education and Skills, the Public Library Service and Libraries Development, and the Local Government Management Agency.

DES Circular

Libraries Ireland information


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