21/03/21 12:00 - 21/05/21 16:00

South Dublin Libraries Poetry Competition

South Dublin Libraries Poetry Competition 2021

Our Competition is now closed, congratulations to our winners! 

1st Place: Caroline Bracken - Sonnet for a Blue Tuesday

2nd Place: Eithne Lannon - Estuary

3rd Place: Diarmuid Fitzgerald - Bru na Boinne

Shortlist in alphabetical order: 

Caroline Bracken – Sonnet for a Blue Tuesday

Thomas Brezing – News

David Butler – Maternal

Lynn Caldwell – An Interruption of Swans, St. Brigid’s Day

Diarmuid Fitzgerald – Brú na Bóinne

Eithne Lannon – Estuary

Lianne O’Hara - tī kōuka / cabbage tree

Alice Owens – Trade Agreement

Daniel Wade - Le Gare Jazz Bar, 19th Arrondissement, juin 2018

Michael J Whelan – The Faraway Curve



Submit between 21/3 - 3/5

No set theme

Max 40 lines

Must be original and unpublished

All styles and forms are welcome

Open to poets aged 18 or older.


Submissions are only accepted by email and can be sent to:

Submit up to two poems for consideration. Please include in your email: name, contact number, a short biographical note (50 words max). Please include your poem(s) in both the body of the email and as an attachment.

Terms and Conditions

The competition is only open to poets based in Dublin. Winners will be announced in May. There will be cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places. Shortlisted poets will be asked to record a reading of their poem for a virtual prize giving event. Employees of South Dublin County Council and South Dublin Libraries may not enter the competition.


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