Schools Awards in Ennistymon

As part of Poetry Town Ennistymon, Schools Awards took place, with primary and secondary school students invited to submit poems in six different categories. They could write a poem about their town, a local place, or a person from the area.  

Schools in the town were contacted with details of how the Awards work. Entries opened on 3 September and closed at midnight on 30 September.  

About the Awards 

Awards entries were judged anonymously. An independent adjudicator was appointed for each town shortlisted the submissions, and Poetry Ireland made the final decisions on the awards. 

Full information, including details of the categories, can be found on the Rules and Conditions of Entry PDF

Winners - Ennistymon

We're delighted to announce the winners in the Ennistymon Poetry Town School Awards:

  • Junior Infants: Scoil Cholmcille Clouna Infants, 1st & 2nd class Acrostic Poem 
    (Names of Junior Infant students: Phoenix Badenhorst, Nathan Buckley, Lillyann Burke Mongan, Michael Cotter, Hayley Crosse, Odhran Crosse, JD Davoren, Lauren Davoren Murrihy, Evie McMahon, Rowan O'Regan)
    (Names of Senior Infants students: Tom Barry, David Burke Mongan, Alfie Copner, Doireann McGuane, Connor Russell)
  • Lily King (Scoil Cholmcille Clouna - 3rd/4th class category) with her poem 'Enchanted Ennistymon'
  • Marcella Mantoan (Scoil Mhuire Ennistymon -1st/2nd year category) with her poem 'The Ennistymon Glen'