2022 Poetry Competition Results

We are delighted to announce the winners of our two international poetry competitions, as unveiled during the Fingal Poetry Festival.

Is cúis áthais dúinn buaicfhilí ár gcomórtaisí filíochta a ainmniú.

Congratulations!! Comhghairdeas leo!

We want to thank everyone for entering, the judges were delighted with the quality of poems submitted and the diversity of voices.

A special word of thanks to our judges, Iggy McGovern (Fingal Poetry Prize) and Louis de Paor (An Fiach Dubh) for their time and thoroughness and thoughtfulness. Neither of our competitions are pre-screened, which means that all entries are seen by the judges. All entries are of course anonymous to ensure objectivity.

We also want to thank our competition sponsors, DHL Global Forwarding and Progressive Credit Union for supporting the Fingal Poetry Prize and An Fiach Dubh respectively.

Táimid fíorbhuíoch do gach éinne a bhí páirteach sna comórtaisí agus a thug tacaíocht agus maoiniú dúinn.

Fingal Poetry Prize 2022
1 The Jacket. Frank Farrelly
2 Safe. A.M. Cousins
3 Sestina: Pork Kidney and Seedcake. Alice Owens

Commended poems:
Mrs MacBeth on the bus. Honor Duff
Puffin, Husavik. James Christopher

An Fiach Dubh – Irish Language Prize 2022
1st Prize / An Chéad Duais ‘Do chailín óg nach ann di’, Laoighseach Ní Choistealbha
2nd Prize / An Dara Duais ‘Shank-nagging le Callum’, Eoin P. Ó Murchú
3rd Prize / An Tríú Duais ‘Teachtaireacht 1445’, Áine Uí Fhoghlú

Commended poems:
‘Crom, Dubh’, F25 D1 Caitlín Nic Íomhair
‘Thar Teorainn’, Niamh Ní Lochlainn
‘Suantraí Sí’, Caitríona Lane

And here are some pictures from the prize giving ceremony, which took place during the 2022 Fingal Poetry Festival, taken by Donal Greene.

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