Winners of Trócaire Poetry Ireland Poetry Competition 2019 announced

13th May 2019

This annual competition, which is open to published poets, un-published poets, spoken word poets and students, uses poetry to raise awareness about the leading global justice issues of our time. The theme of this year's competition was "Land is Life". The 2019 Trócaire Poetry Ireland Poetry Competition awards ceremony will be at the National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, on Wednesday 22 May, 11.00am.

Adult Published

WINNER:

'The Kerchief' by Christine Broe 

JOINT RUNNERS-UP:

'Shells' by Angela T. Carr 

'Genealogy' by Cliona O’Connell 

 

Adult Non-Published

WINNER:

'Giant Redwood' by John Donaghy

JOINT RUNNER-UP:

'Runner-up' Nur/Nora by Jill Kenny 

'Shell-Shocked Land' by Helen Fallon 

 

Post-Primary Senior

WINNER:

'Tree' by Jade Moore 

JOINT RUNNER-UP:

'Shells' by Yvonne Farrell 

'Home' by Hannah Murphy 

 

Post-Primary Junior

WINNER:

'Toy Army Men' by Alannah Ní Lonnargáin 

JOINT RUNNER-UP:

'Morrissey' by Sinéad O’Reilly 

'The Trees Were Once My Bones' by Anna Ní Athairne

 

Primary Senior

WINNER:

'Beo' by Seán O’Reilly 

JOINT RUNNER-UP:

'Echoes' by Senan Murphy 

'Windows' by Kiela Cagney

 

Primary Junior 

WINNER:

'Land is Life: Have you noticed the weather getting strange?' Sarah Williams

JOINT RUNNER-UP:

'Land is Life: Have you been where they’ve been?' by Carissa Keane 

'Land is Life: He turned on the TV' by Gwen Barry