Ballydonoghue Bardic Festival 2020
Poem – (50 lines max) Robert Leslie Boland Award
Short Story – (2,500 words max) Quiet Man Maurice Walsh Award
Dán – (50 línte ar a mhéad) no Gearrscéal (2,500 focal ar a mhéad) as Gaeilge. Duais Phádraig Liath Ó Conchubhair
Poem – (50 lines max) or Short Story (1,000 words max) in English – The Chrissie Nolan Creative Writing Award
Dán – (50 línte ar a mhéad) no Gearrscéal (1,000 focal ar a mhéad) as Gaeilge
Entry Fees: Adults €10, Children €5 for up to two entries in any combination
Prizes: Adults €150, €100 and €50 in each category; Children €100, €75 and €50 in the form of Book Tokens
Cheque or postal order to the address below, payable to Ballydonoghue Bardic Festival.
Ballydonoghue Bardic Festival, Loughanes, Lisselton, Listowel, Co. Kerry
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Rules for all competitions
- Please put the category of your entry at the top of the page.
- Please put your name and contact details on a separate sheet and not on your poem or short story. If using email, please include your name and contact details in a separate attachment.
- Please type your entries and print on one side of paper only.
- All entries must not have been previously published online or in print, nor must they be entered currently for competitions elsewhere.
- Prizes: All adult competitions carry a First Prize of €150, Second Prize €100 and 3rd prize €50. Children’s prizes in the form of book tokens – First Prize of €100, Second Prize €75 and Third prize €50.
- The competitions will be judged anonymously and the winners will be announced at The Festival Launch in The Thatch Bar, Lisselton on March 20th.
- The judge’s verdict is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
BBF 2019 Competitions – Results
1st. Violin Concerto in E Minor and The Joyrider – Louis Mulcahy
2d. Beach-front Property – Eileen Connolly
3rd. Reality – Lola Scollard
Adult Short Story
1st. Pink Steel – Noel King
2nd. The Calf – Helen Broderick
3rd. Christine – Priscilla Donovan
Irish Poetry or Prose
1st. Éalú – Matt Mooney
2nd. An Gaiscíoch – Eileen Connolly
3rd. Údair le Chéile – Matt Mooney
Children’s Writing (L = Lisselton, C = Coolard, GS = Gaelscoil Lios Tuathail)
1st. The Alone Wing (L) Aimee Stack
2nd. Our Sun Holiday (L) Jodie O’Keefe
3rd. Saturn the Talking Cat (C) Kaelynn Murphy
1st. Chuala mé an Ghaoth (L) Aideen Whelan
2nd. An Cluiche Cispheile (GS) Rebecca Spréacha
My Life – Brid Courtney – Ardfert
An tAon Duine Fágtha ar Domhan – Ava Nic Aodha
121 Adult Entries and 123 Entries From Children in 2019! Thank You All!