Poetry Competition Results

Check out the winning entries here

Primary Category:

1st Prize: The Ballinderry Sword by Emma Pender, 6th class, Scoil Ide, Galway.

2nd Prize: The Wicker Cradle by Saoirse Exton, 3rd class, Milford National School, Limerick.

3rd Prize: Titanic Launch Ticket by Ailbhe Murphy, 6th class, Scoil Ide, Galway.


Far from Home by Ciara Hurst, Rang 6, Corclough National School, Mayo.

Emigrant’s Suitcase by Billy O’Connor, Rang 5, Corclough National School, Mayo.

The Book of Kells by Lucy Martin, 6th class, Scoil Ide, Galway.


Post-primary Category

1st Prize: Internal Hanging by Alannah, 2nd year, Kilkenny College, Kilkenny.

Joint 2nd Prize: The Gun by Gabriel Seth, 2nd year, Villiers School, Limerick.

Joint 2nd Prize: Empty Cooking Pot by Jenny Cox, 5th year, St. Louis Community School, Mayo.

3rd Prize: Ripple Effect by Gráinne Deasy, Mount St. Michael’s Secondary School, Cork.


James Connolly’s Shirt by Kelly Hannick, 1st year, Gortnor Abbey, Mayo.

Doors by Eoin Hill, 3rd year, Holy Family Community School, Dublin.

Corleck Head by Cara Nissen, 2nd year, Kilkenny College, Kilkenny.


Well done to the winning entries. A special thanks to our judges Jane O’Hanlon, Poetry Ireland and Maeve McNicholas, National Museum.

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