Competitions 2019


  • Poem – Robert Leslie Boland Award (50 lines max.)
  • Short Story – The Quiet Man Maurice Walsh Award (2500 words max.)
  • Dán (50 línte ar a mhéad) no Gearrscéal (2500 focal ar a mhéad) as GaeilgeDuais Phadhraig Liath Ó Conchubhair


  • The Chrissie Nolan Creative Writing Award.
  • Creative Writing for Children – Poem or Short Story, Entries in Irish or English (Poem 50 lines max. Short story 1000 words max.)
  • Fees: €10 for Adults, €5 for children, for up to 3 entries.

  • Cheque or postal order to the address below, payable to Ballydonoghue Bardic Festival.

  • Address: 

          Ballydonoghue Bardic Festival, Loughanes, Lisselton, Listowel, Co. Kerry

    Please Note – Under Revision

  • 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.

  • 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 3rd prize €50.

  • The competitions will be judged anonymously.

  • The judge’s verdict is final. No correspondence will be entered into.

Please Note: Competitions for 2019 – Full Details by December 31st. 2018

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