Fingal Poetry Prize 2024

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Fingal Poetry

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Competition deadline: 30th June 2024
Open to national and international poets. The winner of the Fingal Poetry Prize will receive €500 with awards of €300 and €200 for 2nd and 3rd place. Our sponsors are once more DHL. Thank you!
The winners are chosen by a single judge each year, who reads the poems anonymously. Previous judges include Jessica Traynor and Iggy McGovern. 
This year's judge is Peter Sirr. The Gallery Press has published his eleven poetry collections since Marginal Zones (1984), most recently The Swerve (2023) and The Gravity Wave(2019) which was a Poetry Society Recommendation and winner of the 2020 Farmgate Café National Poetry Award. In his essays, Intimate City (2020), he takes us wandering through the streets of Dublin, past and present, tracing old routes and discovering new ones. He has won many awards for his work including the O’Shaughnessy Award for Poetry, the Patrick Kavanagh Award, the Eamon Keane Award at Listowel Writers’ Week and the Michael Hartnett Award. He’s written plays for radio, a children’s book and criticism. He teaches literary translation in Trinity College and has led many workshops and mentoring sessions and is a member of Aosdána.
The Prize is open to anyone, as long as the work is original and previously unpublished.  Poems must be in English and not exceed 40 lines. The entry fee is €6 per poem. Closing 30 June 2024. 
We hope to invite the authors of the three winning entries to an awards ceremony in Skerries on Saturday, September 14th, 2024.
Enter Here: fingalpoetryfestival.com/rules-fingal-poetry-prize/

An Fiach Dubh - Comórtas Filíochta
Spriocdháta: 30ú Meitheamh
Moltóir / Judge:  Bríd Ní Mhóráin
Is file agus scríbhneoir próis í Bríd Ní Mhóráin. Tá ocht gcnuasach filíochta foilsithe aici agus Flóra na Samhlaíochta an cnuasach is déanaí dá cuid. Bhain an leabhar sin áit amach ar ghearrliosta Dhuaisleabhar na Bliana, 2022. Bhuaigh Bríd an 1ú duais i gComórtas Filíochta Dhún Laoire/Ráth an Dúin do dhán Gaeilge, 2005. Chnuasaigh sí ana chuid duaiseanna filíochta eile chomh maith ag stadanna difriúla, duaiseanna ón Oireachtas san áireamh. Bronnadh dámhachtainí Ealaín na Gaeltachta agus na Comhairle Ealaíon uirthi go rialta, mar scribhneoir, thar na blianta.
An saothar is úire dá cuid próis ná athleaganacha de fiche scéal ó Leabhar Sheáin Í Chonaill, a chruthaigh sí fé scéim de chuid Chomhchoiste Ghaeltacht Uíbh Ráthaigh agus Choláiste Ollscoile Chorcaí, leaganacha oiriúnach do léitheoirí óga. Beidh siad seo foilsithe ag An Gúm i 2025.
Ceapadh Bríd Ní Mhóráin ina scríbhneoir cónaitheach d’Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne i 2003 agus lean sí sa ról sin go dtí 2018.
Bríd Ní Mhóráin, M. Litt., has published eight poetry collections and prose works. Her most recent collection, Flóra na Samhlaíochta was shortlisted for Irish Language Book of the Year 2022. She was awarded the Dún Laoire/Rathdown Irish Language Poetry Prize in 2005. She has won prizes for both her poetry and prose at An tOireachtas  (1988, 1989, 1992). She has received multiple Arts Council and Ealaín na Gaeltachta bursaries over the course of her writing career.
Bríd was commisioned by Comhchoiste Ghaeltacht Uíbh Ráthaigh, together with UCC, to create modern versions of of the renowned folklore stories of Seán Í Chonaill for young Irish language readers. These are due to be published in book form by An Gúm in 2025.    
She was appointed writer in residence by Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne (co-funded by Ealaín na Gaeltachta) in 2003 and followed on in that role until 2018.
The Prize is open to anyone, as long as the work is original and previously unpublished.  Poems must be in English and not exceed 40 lines. The entry fee is €6 per poem. Closing 30 June 2024.
We hope to invite the authors of the three winning entries to an awards ceremony in Skerries on Saturday, September 14th, 2024.
Enter Here: fingalpoetryfestival.com/an-fiach-dubh-rialacha/

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