Francis Ledwidge Poetry Award 2020

Deadline: 11 Jun 2020

Meath County Council Cultural Services is delighted to announce the launch of the Meath County Council Francis Ledwidge Poetry Award 2020.This award, supported by Creative Ireland, is aimed at poets, and is designed to help support and nurture the rich poetry culture alive in Ireland today.

Named in honour of the famous Irish war poet and soldier: Francis Ledwidge ‘Poet of the Blackbirds’; The Francis Ledwidge Poetry Award seeks to support Irish poets both financially and creatively.

The awardee will receive a week- long residential stay at one of Ireland’s finest artists’ retreats: the prestigious Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annaghmakerrig, Co Monaghan, and a cash prize of €1,500.00.


To enter, applicants must submit a biography, writing samples and a creative residency work proposal. The closing date for receipt of submissions is June 11th at 1pm.

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