21st Francis Ledwidge Poetry Award

Deadline: 4 Nov 2019

1st Prize is the Ledwidge plaque (a keepsake) inscribed with the winner’s name & cash prize. Cash prizes and books for Second and Third and merit certificates for finalists. In addition, the winner will be invited to read at the annual Francis Ledwidge Commemoration at the National War Memorial Gardens in July 2020

Application Details:

The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into following the results; entry implies compliance with this rule.

Poems must be the competitor’s own work, not previously published or broadcast.

Poems should not exceed 40 lines of type.

Entry fee: €5 per poem; 4 for €15.

Max. 6 poems payable to the Inchicore Ledwidge Society.

Name and address and telephone number on a separate sheet.

S.A.E. or Email address for winners list. Poems will not be returned.

All entries must be submitted before 5th. November 2019 to:


The Francis Ledwidge International Poetry Award 2019,

C/o 20, Emmet Crescent,


Dublin 8


Winners will be notified and results will be announced at our annual awards night.

Enquiries to 0858497531

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